The Mayan Heritage through the eyes of Museum Popul Vuh

The Dresden Codex from the Museum of Popul Vuh

DID YOU KNOW? The Popol Vuh is one of the most important pieces of indigenous literature in the Americas. The book tells the K’iche’-Mayan version of creation, the adventures of the twin gods, Hunahpú and Xbalanqué, and the history of the K’iche’ Maya until the Spanish conquest. While the author is unknown, the Popol Vuh […]

Read Better, Read More – Seven things I learnt from my three month reading sabbatical

2014’s Ice bucket challenge led to many more ‘forward-it-ahead’ challenges. The black and white pictures being posted on social networking sites, books one has read, favourite movies, Swacch Bharat (Clean India) campaigns. One challenge that caught my attention was the books one has read. Next I saw throwing myself into a back-to-back readathon of sorts. […]

Folklores turning into story books by local Guatemalan artists

60% of Guatemalans are of Mayan descent, comprising over 20 ethnic groups, speaking 22 languages in addition to Spanish. In recognition of this, The Riecken Foundation spearheaded a project to preserve and promote the unique stories and languages of this heritage. In 2000, illustrator Susan Riecken and social entrepreneur Allen Anderson established The Riecken Foundation […]