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Maya 2012: Ancient Prophecy Or Modern Myth?

February 7, 2012, Volume 58, No. 21

maya logoDid the Maya believe the world would end in December 2012? The Penn Museum explores the origins of 2012 End of World Predictions with a major new exhibition, MAYA 2012: Lords of Time—a world premiere exhibition opening May 5. The Penn Museum confronts the current fascination with the year 2012, comparing predictions of a world-transforming apocalypse with their supposed origins in the ancient Maya civilization. The exhibition runs through January 13, 2013.

Timed tickets are now on sale. General admission timed tickets (includes admission to the rest of the Museum) for adults are available for $22.50. Penn faculty and staff can take advantage of special discounts when purchasing their tickets at the Museum’s Warden Garden entrance; a timed ticket would be $10.50. Penn students will get one free, timed-ticket with PennCard.

Almanac - February 7, 2012, Volume 58, No. 21