From the World Heritage inscription: The ruins of Quirigua retain an impressive series of stelae and sculpted calendars, partially deciphered, which constitute a remarkable and unique source of the history of the social, political and economic events of the Mayan civilization. The zoomorphic and anthropomorphic sculptures are among the most attractive pre-Columbian works known. Quirigua [...]
From the World Heritage inscription: Copán with its temples, plazas and terraces, comprises a type of architectural complex among the most characteristic of the Mayan civilization. The lengthy inscription on the Hieroglyphic Stairway Plaza is of considerable historical significance The Mayan city of Copán as it exists today is composed of a main complex of [...]
In the spirit of VH1, I am going to start taking time each week to tell the stories behind some of my favorite photos. This week I want to tell the story behind the photo of the red shirt protester I took in Bangkok in 2010.
From the World Heritage inscription: Joya de Cerén is remarkable by virtue of the completeness of the evidence that it provides of everyday life in a Mesoamerican farming community of the 6th century AD, which is without parallel in this cultural region. It was a pre-Hispanic farming community that, like Pompeii and Herculaneum in Italy, [...]
Greetings from the shore of Lake Atitlán, Guatemala. The last week has been busy to put it mildly. I’m on my first G Adventure tour of the year: Mayan Ruins & Culture. Since I checked in last week in San Salvador, me and my group have: Spent two nights in the quaint village of Suchitoto, [...]