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The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

The True History of Chocolate: An Evening with Professor Michael D. Coe

Tuesday Jan 13 7:00 PM-8:00 PM

Join us for a talk from Yale Professor Michael D. Coe, author of The True History of Chocolate.

Yale Professor Emeritus Michael D. Coe is an American archaeologist, anthropologist, and author. He is world famous for his research and publications on the Maya, the Olmec, and pre-Columbian Mesoamerica. He co-authored The True History of Chocolate with his wife Sophie D. Coe, and he will be speaking about the history of this “food of the gods” from its earliest cultivation in the jungles of Mesoamerica, to the sweet treat we know and love today. The True History of Chocolate draws upon botany, archaeology, socio-economics, and culinary history to provide a complete and accurate history of one of the world’s favorite foods.

The Academy is proud to host Professor Coe in conjunction with its newest exhibit, Chocolate: The Exhibition. Through January 24, immerse yourself in the world of chocolate, from its history in the jungles of Central America to its transformation into the sweet treat we know and love today. Visit and use the promo code LECTURE to save $2 on admission to Chocolate: The Exhibition.

This lecture is free and open to the public.

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