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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Lecture Series with John Vincent Bellezza

New York, NY (January 9, 2012) - The Explorers Club launches the new year with a presentation from John Vincent Bellezza, the first foreigner to circumnavigate the Celestial Lake in Tibet, and the first non-Tibetan to reach all the geographic and ritual sources of the fabled four rivers (Indus, Brahmputra, Sutlej and Karnali) that arise in south western Tibet in 1999 - five and a half month long expedition. In this lecture, Bellezza will share his experiences in Zhang Zhung, the highest altitude civilization to have taken root in the ancient world 3,000 years ago. Its sophisticated Metal Age way of life displaced the last of the Stone Age on Tibet's high plateaus. With its extensive network of citadels and necropolises, Zhang Zhung held sway until the advent of Buddhism in the seventh century CE, forming the bedrock of many Tibetan customs and tradition practiced to this day.

January 9th, Monday
Check -In at 6pm, 7pm Start
Reservation Notes: Free for Explorers Club Members; $20 for members of the public; $5 for students with ID. Reservations are suggested on a first-come first-served basis. Please call 212.628.8383 send your email to

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