CURRENT EVENTS/RSVP FORMS
THE WINTER 2020 LECTURES ARE DETAILED BELOW. THEY WILL BE PRESENTED IN CONSECUTIVE MONTHS BEGINNING IN EARLY MARCH. EXACT DATES WILL BE PROVIDED SOON. EACH WILL BE ON A SUNDAY AFTERNOON. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, PLEASE FILL OUT THE RSVP FORM AND SUBMIT IT.
Egypt has long been a land of endless fascination and a favorite travel destination. Millennia-old monuments sit along the fertile Nile River Valley, including Giza's colossal Pyramids and Great Sphinx as well as Luxor's hieroglyph-lined Karnak Temple and Valley of the Kings tombs.
Join Elisabeth as she takes us on a historical tour of Egypt, exploring the dynasties of the pharaohs and their pyramids. Learn about the religion of early prehistoric Egypt…its gods and goddesses, myths and icons…and what was done to ensure a successful journey into the underworld and eternity.
Elisabeth has been to Egypt a number of times and her lecture will explore not only ancient Egypt but also the modern country it has become. Come join us for a tour of this magnificent and mysterious land.
To RSVP for the Egypt lecture, please fill out and submit this form.
Japan is an island nation and its mountains and surrounding water provide a context for its history. The very first human habitation in the Japanese archipelago has been traced to prehistoric times around 30,000 BC. Between the fourth century and the ninth century, Japan's many kingdoms and tribes gradually came to be unified under a centralized government, nominally controlled by the Emperor. This imperial dynasty continues to reign over Japan.
Elisabeth will guide us through some of the highlights of each of Japans historical periods and we will have the opportunity to examine the myths, art and architecture of each period. We will also explore early Japanese religious life which is a mix of native Shinto practices and Buddhism.
To RSVP for the Japan lecture, please fill out and submit this form:
Göbekli Tepe is a site in Turkey which has made headlines since 1995. When excavations began at this archeological site, 50 engraved stone monoliths, some of them dating back to 12,000 years ago were found and some of them are at least 6,000 years older than Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids.
A full excavation to the bottom of the site has not yet occurred and only a small percentage of the site has been uncovered, but the evidence suggests that the complex of round rooms with large pillars in the middle were built for religious purposes.
Göbekli Tepe is widely acknowledged as one of the most important and mysterious archeological sites in the world and the mystery of how people so primitive cut, carved, moved and built the enormous structures remains largely unsolved. The other mystery still unanswered is why did the civilization which built the structures decline over a period of several thousand years and did they intentionally bury the site…and if so, why?
Elisabeth made a visit to the site in the summer of 2019 and has not only some wonderful images of the “temple”, but also some information on the mysteries of Göbekli Tepe. This is a lecture you will not want to miss!!
To RSVP for the Göbekli Tepe lecture, please fill out and submit this form: