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The Jewel in the Crown

The Jewel in the Crown

| September 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

What started as a blank square in the original drawings, La Antigua’s Parque Central grew and morphed in fits and starts for 467 years to meet the needs of each new generation.

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A Tale of Two Generals

A Tale of Two Generals

| September 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

These republics did not have to fight either Spain or Mexico for their independence. But they did fight each other during the Federation period (1824-1839).

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Mayan Royal Tomb Unearthed

Mayan Royal Tomb Unearthed

| September 1, 2010 | 1 Comment

In the dense jungle of Guatemala, in the Petén Basin region which is home to the ancient Mayan city of Tikal, looming pyramids, looted tombs and overgrown paths that once served as Mayan superhighways speak of an era of ancient kingdoms and powerful warring dynasties. It’s easy to die and be forgotten here for thousands […]

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T.E.S.S. Unlimited

T.E.S.S. Unlimited

| September 1, 2010 | 1 Comment

Making a difference Tessa de Goede is a 27-year-old Dutch woman who came to Guatemala three years ago. After doing volunteer work in several countries she found out that helping children with cleft lips was the work that touched her the most. “It’s just a feeling I have inside when I see a baby with […]

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Who signed Guatemala’s Declaration of Independence?

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In reviewing my ancestry, I found that my great-great-great-great-great grandfather, John Witherspoon (New Jersey), signed the Declaration of Independence of the United States. Perhaps that is why I became more interested in who signed the Declaration of Independence of Guatemala on September 15, 1821. The 18th century brought rising commerce and an emerging merchant community […]

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September 2010 in Revue Magazine

September 2010 in Revue Magazine

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The tomb was found on May 28 of this year. Co-director for the bi-national Archaeological Project El Zotz, Edwin Román Ramírez, believes it is the burial chamber of King Chak’ Ahk, one of the first kings of a Mayan dynasty to settle in El Zotz. The tomb contained caches of elaborate stucco masks and ceramic […]

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