June 2010 in Revue Magazine

Protecting the Past (photo courtesy of Dr. Richard Hansen)

Protecting the Past (photo courtesy of Dr. Richard Hansen)

On the cover this month is Dr. Richard Hansen, director of the Mirador Basin Project, in front of an archeological excavation going on at El Mirador. His interview by Joy Houston includes some historical perspective and some future plans for this critically important region of Guatemala.

Matt Bokor takes us on two quick side trips: tranquil El Remate and the mysterious Caves of Actún Kan.

We have more great photos from some excellent photographers including Iván Cas-tro, Mario Beaulieu and Harry Díaz.

Making learning fun describes our two Spanish lessons. Guillermo Zuleta asks the question (and gives the answers) in How well do you know Chapín Spanish? Dwight Wayne Coop treats us to a new installment of the missed-by-many series The Zen of.

Fun and informative are the buzzwords for our columnists: Oliver Thornwhistle, Elizabeth Bell and Karmen Guevara.

Plenty to do on the cultural front, just check out the DateBook. If you’re a fan, be sure to attend the Third Annual World Archeological Convention starting June 18.

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Enjoy your June.

—John & Terry Kovick Biskovich

One comment

  • thomas Henne

    In October of 1999 myself and three other men, one other from the U.S.A, 1 from Germany, and 1 from Sweden that were studying spanish at Antigua traversed to El Mirador where we climbed it. We were i believe in the first 100 “outsiders” to sign in to visit the site before the excavation began. We wanted to see the area in its natural state before the excavation.

    We signed the visitor book at El Carmaleta and were some of the very first outsiders to visit the site. We walked back through 3 feet of water for a full day as there had been a flash flood in Mexico and all the water came down into the area. I have photos of the trek which i may post later.

    I would like to obtain a copy of the page where we signed in.

    thank you for the fantastic information on the progress of El Mirador.

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