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title: Maya astronomy Uaxactun Guatemala

Maya astronomy Uaxactun Guatemala

With recent achievements in the decipherment of the ancient Maya hieroglyphic writing system, it has been determined that the ancient name for this site was something like Siaan K'aan or "Born in Heaven". The name "Uaxactun" was given to the site by its rediscoverer, United States archeologist Sylvanus Morley, in May 1916. He coined the name from Maya ...

title: Quetzaltenango the town Guatemala

Quetzaltenango the town Guatemala

Quetzaltenango, also commonly known by its indigenous name, Xelajú , or more commonly, Xela [ˈʃela], is the second largest city of Guatemala.[1] It is both the capital of Quetzaltenango Department and the municipal seat of Quetzaltenango municipality. It has an estimated population of 224,703. The population is about 61% indigenous or Amerindian, 34% Mestizo or ladino and 5% ...

title: Maya ruins Zaculeu Guatemala

Maya ruins Zaculeu Guatemala

Huehuetenango is a city and a municipality in the highlands of western Guatemala. It is also the capital of the department of Huehuetenango. The municipality's population was over 81,000 people in 2002. The city is located 269 km from Guatemala City, and is the last departmental capital on the Pan-American Highway before reaching the Mexican border at La ...

title: cueva de candelaria Guatemala

cueva de candelaria Guatemala

The first evidence of human settlers in Guatemala dates back to 12,000 BC. Some evidence suggests human presence as early as 18,000 BC, such as obsidian arrow heads found in various parts of the country. There is archaeological proof that early Guatemalan settlers were hunters and gatherers, but pollen samples from Petén and the Pacific coast indicate that maize cultivation was developed by 3500 BC. Sites dating back to 6500 BC have been found in Quiché in ...

title: Cerro de la Cruz  Antigua Guatemala

Cerro de la Cruz, Antigua Guatemala

Guatemala is a treasure trove of indigenous culture, mysterious Mayan sites, stunning mountain scenery, tropical forest, active volcanoes and fascinating colonial cities. Three different traditions come together in today's Guatemala: a pre-Columbian world of the Maya, a Spanish colonial heritage, and a modern, forward-looking society which creates a fascinating and layered country. Wander through the colourful and chaotic indigenous markets, piled high with Mayan cloths and crafts. ...

title: Amazing architecture with stones Mixco Viejo Guatemala

Amazing architecture with stones Mixco Viejo Guatemala

Mixco Viejo occasionally spelt Mixcu Viejo, is an archaeological site in the north east of the Chimaltenango department of Guatemala, some 50 kilometres (31 mi) to the north of Guatemala City and 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) from the junction of the rivers Pixcaya and Motagua. It is a moderate sized ruined city of the Postclassic Maya civilization. The archaeological site and tourist attraction of Mixco Viejo was named after being erroneously associated with the Postclassic Poqomam ...

title: Warrior statue Quetzaltenango Guatemala

Warrior statue Quetzaltenango Guatemala

Quetzaltenango, also commonly known by its indigenous name, Xelajú , or more commonly, Xela [ˈʃela], is the second largest city of Guatemala.[1] It is both the capital of Quetzaltenango Department and the municipal seat of Quetzaltenango municipality. It has an estimated population of 224,703. The population is about 61% indigenous or Amerindian, ...

title: Aerial view tikal Guatemala

Aerial view tikal Guatemala

Guatemala is a treasure trove of indigenous culture, mysterious Mayan sites, stunning mountain scenery, tropical forest, active volcanoes and fascinating colonial cities. Three different traditions come together in today's Guatemala: a pre-Columbian world of the Maya, a Spanish colonial heritage, and a modern, forward-looking society which creates a fascinating and layered country. Wander ...

title: Amazing field Guatemala kaminaljuyu

Amazing field Guatemala kaminaljuyu

Kaminaljuyu (pronounced kaminalχuʲu) is a Pre-Columbian site of the Maya civilization that was primarily occupied from 1500 BC to AD 1200. Kaminaljuyu has been described as one of the greatest of all archaeological sites in the New World by Michael Coe, although its remains today – a few mounds only – are far less impressive ...

title: Inside the Acropolis Kaminal Juyu Guatemala

Inside the Acropolis Kaminal Juyu Guatemala

Kaminaljuyu (pronounced kaminalχuʲu) is a Pre-Columbian site of the Maya civilization that was primarily occupied from 1500 BC to AD 1200. Kaminaljuyu has been described as one of the greatest of all archaeological sites in the New World by Michael Coe, although its remains today – a few mounds only – are far less impressive than other Maya sites more frequented by tourists. When ...

title: Forest in Gumarkaj Guatemala

Forest in Gumarkaj Guatemala

Q'umarkaj, (sometimes rendered as Gumarkaaj, Gumarcaj, Cumarcaj or Kumarcaaj) is an archaeological site in the southwest of the El Quiché department of Guatemala. Q'umarkaj is also known as Utatlán, the Nahuatl translation of the city's name. The name comes from K'iche' Q'umarkah "Place of old reeds". Q'umarkaj was one of the most powerful Maya cities when the Spanish arrived in the region in the early 16th century. It was the capital of the K'iche' Maya in the ...

title: Sea and Cruceros en Guatemala

Sea and Cruceros en Guatemala

Guatemala is a treasure trove of indigenous culture, mysterious Mayan sites, stunning mountain scenery, tropical forest, active volcanoes and fascinating colonial cities. Three different traditions come together in today's Guatemala: a pre-Columbian world of the Maya, a Spanish colonial heritage, and a ...

title: Mayan site Uaxactun Guatemala

Mayan site Uaxactun Guatemala

With recent achievements in the decipherment of the ancient Maya hieroglyphic writing system, it has been determined that the ancient name for this site was something like Siaan K'aan or "Born in Heaven". The name "Uaxactun" was given to the site by its rediscoverer, United States archeologist Sylvanus Morley, in May 1916. He ...

title: Enjoy the silence Kaminal Juyu Guatemala

Enjoy the silence Kaminal Juyu Guatemala

Kaminaljuyu (pronounced kaminalχuʲu) is a Pre-Columbian site of the Maya civilization that was primarily occupied from 1500 BC to AD 1200. Kaminaljuyu has been described as one of the greatest of all archaeological sites in the New World by Michael Coe, although its remains today – a few mounds only – are far less impressive than other Maya sites more frequented by tourists. ...

title: hamacas Guatemala

hamacas Guatemala

The first evidence of human settlers in Guatemala dates back to 12,000 BC. Some evidence suggests human presence as early as 18,000 BC, such as obsidian arrow heads found in various parts of the country. There is archaeological proof that early Guatemalan settlers were hunters and gatherers, but pollen samples from Petén and the Pacific coast indicate that maize cultivation was developed by 3500 BC. Sites dating back to 6500 BC have been found in Quiché in the Highlands and Sipacate, ...

title: Handmade Carpets Guatemala

Handmade Carpets Guatemala

Guatemala is a treasure trove of indigenous culture, mysterious Mayan sites, stunning mountain scenery, tropical forest, active volcanoes and fascinating colonial cities. Three different traditions come together in today's Guatemala: a pre-Columbian world of the Maya, a Spanish colonial heritage, and a modern, forward-looking society ...

title: A private place Gumarkaj Guatemala

A private place Gumarkaj Guatemala

Q'umarkaj, (sometimes rendered as Gumarkaaj, Gumarcaj, Cumarcaj or Kumarcaaj) is an archaeological site in the southwest of the El Quiché department of Guatemala. Q'umarkaj is also known as Utatlán, the Nahuatl translation of the city's name. The name comes from K'iche' Q'umarkah "Place of old ...

title: Artesanias se solola Guatemala

Artesanias se solola Guatemala

Guatemala is a treasure trove of indigenous culture, mysterious Mayan sites, stunning mountain scenery, tropical forest, active volcanoes and fascinating colonial cities. Three different traditions come together in today's Guatemala: a pre-Columbian world of the Maya, a Spanish colonial heritage, and a modern, forward-looking society which creates a fascinating and layered ...

title: Celebration at night Tikal Guatemala

Celebration at night Tikal Guatemala

Tikal is one of the largest archaeological sites and urban centres of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization. It is located in the archaeological region of the Petén Basin in what is now northern Guatemala. Situated in the department of El Petén, the site is part of Guatemala's Tikal National Park and in 1979 it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tikal was the capital of a conquest state that became one of the most powerful kingdoms of the ancient Maya. ...

title: Tikal a place to visit Guatemala

Tikal a place to visit Guatemala

Tikal is one of the largest archaeological sites and urban centres of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization. It is located in the archaeological region of the Petén Basin in what is now northern Guatemala. Situated in the department of El Petén, the site is part of Guatemala's Tikal National Park and in 1979 it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tikal was the capital of a conquest state that became one of the most powerful kingdoms of the ancient Maya.[3] ...

title: Indian dancing Tikal Guatemala

Indian dancing Tikal Guatemala

Tikal is one of the largest archaeological sites and urban centres of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization. It is located in the archaeological region of the Petén Basin in what is now northern Guatemala. Situated in the department of El Petén, the site is part of Guatemala's Tikal National Park and in 1979 it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tikal was ...

title: must visit Takalik abaj Guatemala

must visit Takalik abaj Guatemala

Tak'alik Ab'aj is a pre-Columbian archaeological site in Guatemala; it was formerly known as Abaj Takalik; its ancient name may have been Kooja. It is one of several Mesoamerican sites with both Olmec and Maya features. The site flourished in the Preclassic and Classic periods, from the 9th century BC through to at least the 10th century AD, and was an important centre of ...

title: Amazing view Iximche Guatemala

Amazing view Iximche Guatemala

Iximche is a Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican archaeological site in the western highlands of Guatemala. Iximche was the capital of the Late Postclassic Kaqchikel Maya kingdom from 1470 until its abandonment in 1524. The architecture of the site included a number of pyramid-temples, palaces and two Mesoamerican ballcourts. Excavators uncovered the poorly preserved remains of painted murals on some of the buildings and ample evidence of human ...

title: Architecture Yaxha Guatemala

Architecture Yaxha Guatemala

Yaxha (or Yaxhá in Spanish orthography) is a Mesoamerican archaeological site in the northeast of the Petén Basin region, and a former ceremonial centre and city of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization. Yaxha was the third largest city in the region and experienced its maximum power during the Early Classic period (c. AD ...

title: Cities of the Old Kingdom of Maya Uaxactun Guatemala

Cities of the Old Kingdom of Maya Uaxactun Guatemala

With recent achievements in the decipherment of the ancient Maya hieroglyphic writing system, it has been determined that the ancient name for this site was something like Siaan K'aan or "Born in Heaven". The name "Uaxactun" was given to the site by its rediscoverer, United States archeologist Sylvanus Morley, in May 1916. He coined the name from ...

title: Sunset in Solola Guatemala

Sunset in Solola Guatemala

Sololá is a city in Guatemala. It is the capital of the department of Sololá and the administrative seat of Sololá municipality. It resides around lake atitlan. The name is a hispanicized form of its pre-Columbian name, one spelling variant of which is T'zolojy'a. The urban center has about 14,000 people, but the municipality also includes four village communities—Los Encuentros, El Tablón, San Jorge la Laguna, and ...

title: Oldest Mayan tomb Takalik abaj Guatemala

Oldest Mayan tomb Takalik abaj Guatemala

Tak'alik Ab'aj is a pre-Columbian archaeological site in Guatemala; it was formerly known as Abaj Takalik; its ancient name may have been Kooja. It is one of several Mesoamerican sites with both Olmec and Maya features. The site flourished in the Preclassic and Classic periods, from the 9th century BC through to at least the 10th century AD, and was an important centre of ...

title: Town aerial view Quetzaltenango Guatemala

Town aerial view Quetzaltenango Guatemala

Quetzaltenango, also commonly known by its indigenous name, Xelajú , or more commonly, Xela [ˈʃela], is the second largest city of Guatemala.[1] It is both the capital of Quetzaltenango Department and the municipal seat of Quetzaltenango municipality. It has an estimated population of 224,703. The population is about 61% indigenous or ...

title: Silent volcanes de Guatemala

Silent volcanes de Guatemala

Guatemala volcanoes: Guatemala is home to 22 volcanoes. The volcanoes of Guatemala invlude Suchitan, Ixtepeque, Acatenango, Atitlan, Moyuta, Agua, Cerro Santiago, Tajumulco, Chingo, Quezaltepeque, Chiquimula, Cuilapa-Barbarena, Flores, Fuego, Ipala Volc Field, Santa Maria, Almolonga, Santo Tomas, Tahual, Pacaya, Tecuamburro, and Toliman.

title: Covered in green Uaxactun Guatemala

Covered in green Uaxactun Guatemala

With recent achievements in the decipherment of the ancient Maya hieroglyphic writing system, it has been determined that the ancient name for this site was something like Siaan K'aan or "Born in Heaven". The name "Uaxactun" was given to the site by its rediscoverer, United States archeologist Sylvanus Morley, in May 1916. He coined the name from Maya words Waxac and Tun, to mean "Eight Stones". The name has two meanings; ...

title: The perfect weather Tikal Guatemala

The perfect weather Tikal Guatemala

Tikal is one of the largest archaeological sites and urban centres of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization. It is located in the archaeological region of the Petén Basin in what is now northern Guatemala. Situated in the department of El Petén, the site is part of Guatemala's Tikal National Park and in ...

title: Veils artesanias de chichicastenango Guatemala

Veils artesanias de chichicastenango Guatemala

Chichicastenango, also known as Santo Tomás Chichicastenango, is a town in the El Quiché department of Guatemala, known for its traditional K'iche' Maya culture. The Spanish conquistadors gave the town its name from the Nahuatl name used by their soldiers from Tlaxcala: Tzitzicaztenanco, or City of ...

title: Iglesia Chichicastenango  Palo Volador Guatemala

Iglesia Chichicastenango, Palo Volador Guatemala

Chichicastenango, also known as Santo Tomás Chichicastenango, is a town in the El Quiché department of Guatemala, known for its traditional K'iche' Maya culture. The Spanish conquistadors gave the town its name from the Nahuatl name used by their soldiers from Tlaxcala: Tzitzicaztenanco, or City of Nettles. Its original name was Chaviar. Chichicastenango serves as the municipal seat for the surrounding municipality of the same name. Chichicastenango is a ...

title: Mayan Ruins Near Guatemala City Mixco Viejo Guatemala

Mayan Ruins Near Guatemala City Mixco Viejo Guatemala

Mixco Viejo occasionally spelt Mixcu Viejo, is an archaeological site in the north east of the Chimaltenango department of Guatemala, some 50 kilometres (31 mi) to the north of Guatemala City and 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) from the junction of the rivers Pixcaya and Motagua. It is a moderate sized ruined city of the Postclassic Maya civilization. The archaeological site and tourist attraction of Mixco Viejo ...

title: People and tradition Guatemala

People and tradition Guatemala

Chichicastenango, also known as Santo Tomás Chichicastenango, is a town in the El Quiché department of Guatemala, known for its traditional K'iche' Maya culture. The Spanish conquistadors gave the town its name from the Nahuatl name used by their soldiers from Tlaxcala: Tzitzicaztenanco, or City of Nettles. Its ...

title: Landmarks details in Mixco Viejo Guatemala

Landmarks details in Mixco Viejo Guatemala

Mixco Viejo occasionally spelt Mixcu Viejo, is an archaeological site in the north east of the Chimaltenango department of Guatemala, some 50 kilometres (31 mi) to the north of Guatemala City and 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) from the junction of the rivers Pixcaya and Motagua. It is a moderate sized ruined city of the Postclassic Maya ...

title: Aerial view Quirigua Guatemala

Aerial view Quirigua Guatemala

Quiriguá (Spanish pronunciation: [kiɾiˈɣwa]) is an ancient Maya archaeological site in the department of Izabal in south-eastern Guatemala. It is a medium-sized site covering approximately 3 square kilometres (1.2 sq mi) along the lower Motagua River, with the ceremonial center about 1 km (0.6 mi) from the north bank. During the ...

title: Canoppy Guatemala

Canoppy Guatemala

Guatemala is a treasure trove of indigenous culture, mysterious Mayan sites, stunning mountain scenery, tropical forest, active volcanoes and fascinating colonial cities. Three different traditions come together in today's Guatemala: a pre-Columbian world of the Maya, a Spanish colonial heritage, and a modern, forward-looking society which creates a fascinating and layered country. Wander through the colourful and ...

title: Statue Quirigua Guatemala

Statue Quirigua Guatemala

Quiriguá (Spanish pronunciation: [kiɾiˈɣwa]) is an ancient Maya archaeological site in the department of Izabal in south-eastern Guatemala. It is a medium-sized site covering approximately 3 square kilometres (1.2 sq mi) along the lower Motagua River, with the ceremonial center about 1 km (0.6 mi) from the north bank. During the Maya Classic Period (AD 200–900), Quiriguá was situated at the juncture of several important trade routes. The site was occupied by 200, construction ...

title: Tranquility and serenity Gumarkaj Guatemala

Tranquility and serenity Gumarkaj Guatemala

Q'umarkaj, (sometimes rendered as Gumarkaaj, Gumarcaj, Cumarcaj or Kumarcaaj) is an archaeological site in the southwest of the El Quiché department of Guatemala. Q'umarkaj is also known as Utatlán, the Nahuatl translation of the city's name. The name comes from K'iche' Q'umarkah "Place of old reeds". Q'umarkaj was one of the most powerful Maya cities when the Spanish arrived in the region in the early 16th century. It was the ...

title: A rest in Solola Guatemala

A rest in Solola Guatemala

Sololá is a city in Guatemala. It is the capital of the department of Sololá and the administrative seat of Sololá municipality. It resides around lake atitlan. The name is a hispanicized form of its pre-Columbian name, one spelling variant of which is T'zolojy'a. The urban center has about 14,000 people, but the municipality also includes four village ...

title: Ruinas Mayas Tikal Guatemala

Ruinas Mayas Tikal Guatemala

Tikal is one of the largest archaeological sites and urban centres of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization. It is located in the archaeological region of the Petén Basin in what is now northern Guatemala. Situated in the department of El Petén, the site is part of Guatemala's Tikal National Park and in 1979 it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tikal was the capital of a conquest state that became one of the most ...

title: Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua Guatemala

Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua Guatemala

Quiriguá (Spanish pronunciation: [kiɾiˈɣwa]) is an ancient Maya archaeological site in the department of Izabal in south-eastern Guatemala. It is a medium-sized site covering approximately 3 square kilometres (1.2 sq mi) along the lower Motagua River, with the ceremonial center about 1 km (0.6 mi) from the north bank. ...

title: Mayan art Kaminal Juyu Guatemala

Mayan art Kaminal Juyu Guatemala

Kaminaljuyu (pronounced kaminalχuʲu) is a Pre-Columbian site of the Maya civilization that was primarily occupied from 1500 BC to AD 1200. Kaminaljuyu has been described as one of the greatest of all archaeological sites in the New World by Michael Coe, although its remains today – a few mounds only – are far less impressive than other Maya sites more frequented by tourists. When first mapped scientifically (by E. M. Shook over a period of decades from the 1930s on), it ...

title: General view Solola Guatemala

General view Solola Guatemala

Sololá is a city in Guatemala. It is the capital of the department of Sololá and the administrative seat of Sololá municipality. It resides around lake atitlan. The name is a hispanicized form of its pre-Columbian name, one spelling variant of which is T'zolojy'a. The urban center has about 14,000 people, but the municipality also includes ...

title: Green space on the bottom of the volcano in Guatemala

Green space on the bottom of the volcano in Guatemala

Guatemala volcanoes: Guatemala is home to 22 volcanoes. The volcanoes of Guatemala invlude Suchitan, Ixtepeque, Acatenango, Atitlan, Moyuta, Agua, Cerro Santiago, Tajumulco, Chingo, Quezaltepeque, Chiquimula, Cuilapa-Barbarena, Flores, Fuego, Ipala Volc Field, Santa Maria, Almolonga, Santo Tomas, Tahual, Pacaya, Tecuamburro, and Toliman.

title: Festivals Tikal Guatemala

Festivals Tikal Guatemala

Tikal is one of the largest archaeological sites and urban centres of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization. It is located in the archaeological region of the Petén Basin in what is now northern Guatemala. Situated in the department of El Petén, the site is part of Guatemala's Tikal National Park and in 1979 it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tikal was the capital of a conquest state that became one of the most powerful kingdoms of ...

title: The moon over volcanes de Guatemala

The moon over volcanes de Guatemala

Guatemala volcanoes: Guatemala is home to 22 volcanoes. The volcanoes of Guatemala invlude Suchitan, Ixtepeque, Acatenango, Atitlan, Moyuta, Agua, Cerro Santiago, Tajumulco, Chingo, Quezaltepeque, Chiquimula, Cuilapa-Barbarena, Flores, Fuego, Ipala Volc Field, Santa Maria, Almolonga, Santo Tomas, Tahual, Pacaya, Tecuamburro, and Toliman.