Great Battles: Moments in Time that Changed History Lecture
A Tale of Two City States: Quirigua's Victory over Copan in 738 CE
Dr. Robert Sharer, Curator Emeritus, American Section, and Director of the Early Copan Acropolis Program (1989–2003), presents this inaugural lecture in the Great Battles Series. Until recently scholars depicted the ancient Maya as a peaceful civilization devoid of warfare. This somewhat romantic notion has been overturned by evidence of a starker reality: during the Classic period (ca. 250–900 CE) an array of Maya kingdoms were… Show more
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