Meeting points through the centuries. Some of the most dramatic and far reaching events in human history occur when cultures meet. Sparks fly, cultures change, minds expand – history takes an unexpected turn. This year, make those connections.
Since humans became human, we have changed our world through our innovations, finding new sources of energy, new places to live, new ways to feed ourselves, new ways of expressing ourselves, and new ways of improving our health. This is a talent whose effects we have only begun to grasp.
What is the truth about Maya prophecies and the end of the world? For the Maya, time was not just a means of measuring the course of history; it was a shaping force in their daily and religious lifes. The decoding of ancient glyphs provides insight into classic Maya views of time and leads to a greater understanding of their complex world.
Throughout history, humans have been fascinated with the sometimes glorious rise and inevitable fall of empires. Archaeological evidence reveals both sides of empire – the victorious conquerors and the subjugated conquered. Explore the legacy of the different voices of empires as we uncover the ‘buried truth.’
Food not only powers our bodies, but our civilizations. Throughout history, great powers have fought wars over food, the elite have issued decrees about food, people have been enslaved by food, and explorers have journeyed around the world for food. Indeed, our stomachs rule our societies. Join us for a journey through time as we explore food as a powerful force in history.