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Chocolate and the Ancient Maya: A lecture by Michael D. Coe

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Chocolate and the Ancient Maya:  A lecture by Michael D. Coe

Time: November 10, 2008 at 5:30pm
Location: CUNY Graduate Center
Street: 365 Fifth Avenue near 34th/Herald Square
City/Town: New York, NY
Event Type: Lecture
Created By: Clay Gordon
Latest Activity: Oct 29, 2008

Event Description

The Ethnobiology Club and the Anthropology Department of the Graduate Center, CUNY, will be hosting a lecture by renowned Mesoamerican archaeologist and Yale University emeritus professor, Michael D. Coe, on Monday November 10, 2008 at 5:30 in room 9205.

You do not need to pre-register.
There is no fee to attend.
The lecture is not listed on the CUNY web site.

The Graduate Center, CUNY, is located at 365 Fifth Avenue near the 34th street Herald Square subway stop and can be reached on the B, D, F, N, R, V, and W trains.

From the announcement: "Within the palaces of the kings who ruled the Maya realm, the preparation and consumption of chocolate was a necessary and prestigious activity. Richly decorated chocolate vessels were present at important feasts, and accompanied the honored dead in their tombs. Probably all royal transactions, including diplomatic visits and marriage negotiations, were sealed by the public drinking of chocolate. What champagne is for western society, chocolate was for the Maya court."

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