From the Myth of Kings to the Math of Kings: Art, Science, and the Ancient Maya

William Saturno

Membership Lecture, The New Mexico History Museum Auditorium

Thursday, January 24, 2013, 6:30–7:30 pm, Free for SAR members • $10 for nonmembers

From the Myth of Kings to the Math of Kings: Art, Science, and the Ancient MayaFrom the Myth of Kings to the Math of Kings: Art, Science, and the Ancient MayaMembership lecture by William Saturno, January 24, 2013, photograph by Jason S. OrdazFrom the Myth of Kings to the Math of Kings: Art, Science, and the Ancient MayaMembership lecture by William Saturno, January 24, 2013, photograph by Jason S. Ordaz

The murals of San Bartolo and Xultun are separated by more than 900 years of Maya history and reflect very different relationships between society and the cosmos. Dr. William Saturno explores the most recent finds and paints a picture of Maya society driven by royal figures who exploited art and science to establish and maintain their place as symbol and center of Maya urban life.



Edited by SAR volunteer John Sadd

Sponsored by Betty and Luke Vortman Endowment Fund and George Watson

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