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Lost Cities

  • June 21, 2018

  • 5:30 PM - 8 PM
  • Regular $20.00

  • National Geographic Campus

About this Event

Legend and mystery surround the world’s lost cities, but new breakthroughs are unearthing the facts behind the fiction. Learn how archaeologist and National Geographic Explorer Mark Horton and journalist Andrew Lawler set out to discover what happened to the lost colonists of Roanoke, the first English settlement in the New World, and how National Geographic Explorer Tom Garrison used cutting-edge technology to navigate the lush jungles of Central America to locate a hidden Maya metropolis.


Photograph by Roger Plaster

Andrew Lawler


Journalist and author ANDREW LAWLER has written more than a thousand articles for more than two dozen publications. He has covered space shuttle disasters, interviewed remote peoples in the Peruvian Amazon, and investigated the looting of the Iraq Museum in Baghdad after the 2003 U.S.-led invasion. A longtime contributor to National Geographic, Science, and Archaeology magazines, Andrew has also been published twice in The Best American Science and Nature Writing. His new book, The Secret Token: Myth, Obsession, and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke, is his second. He also wrote National Geographic magazine’s June 2018 story “The Search for the Lost Colony.” Andrew has twice won the Gene S. Stuart Award for archaeology reporting, and has been awarded the MIT Knight Science Journalism and the Hodson Trust-John Carter Brown fellowships.

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