Many folks hear about the Maya and they think that they had been such as the Romans or the Greeks; a once-mighty civilization that vanished. This is so far from the reality. The Maya are now an ethnic group that has lived in until now. They’re comprised of many tribes that had sprinkled throughout Meso-America over 4,000 decades back.
Most of the tribes’ actual names are lost in time because when the Spanish arrived, they began calling each of the native people Maya. They had been the individuals from Mayanpan. Modern Mayan civilization in Guatemala endurance through colonization and is a testament to the Maya’s resilience.
At this very moment I am sitting getting ready via the crown jewel of the Mayan world, Tikal. The fifth temple here is among the most well-known images of the nation. I have seen Zaculeu near Huehuetenango and Quirigua near the coast. Each of these sites is different, Zaculeu has white temples and Quirigua has standing stones with many lovely Mayan sculptures.
During this region of Peten you will find over sites, of.
There is also one ruin that I’m very interested in visiting. It is located in the middle of the jungle on the border with Mexico and it is named El Mirador. This historical city can only be accomplished by helicopter or by hiking through jungle. The government is presently in the process that flights are going to be able to transport visitors to this jewel, of restoring El Mirador, sans the trip to go and come back.
I’ve spoken with Maya regarding the 2012 doomsday prophecy made with their ancestors. They say and just smile Hollywood sensationalized the forecast into an apocalyptic event when it simply signals a beginning of a new era. Their smiles also told me that they’re appreciative of all the attention Guatemala has lately received. They’ve experienced a rise in tourism and December 2012 will most likely bring the majority of international people wanting to see what happens about the 21st. The doomsday forecast isn’t considered by the Mayan civilization in Guatemala.
If you wish to learn a fantastic deal of the history of the Mayan civilization, purchase the Popol Vuh (Mayan Bible). I was able to get my hands. The Popol Vuh includes narratives and myths regarding the world’s creation. The stories were passed down through generations and are a excellent read for everyone interested at first, rather than the end.