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Nahuala

Life in Mayan Guatemala After the End of the World: Return From the Promised Land

Fotis Kanteres | Posted 03.12.2013 | World
Fotis Kanteres

Fifty years ago Nahualá was minimal, strewn with some adobe (mud brick) houses along paths with people tending to a land, which was open and unhindered. In the time since, a fledgling urban center has developed.

Oxlajuj Baktun: Ceremony and Ecstasy in the Center of the Mayan World.

Fotis Kanteres | Posted 02.20.2013 | World
Fotis Kanteres

As I stepped out last night for the midnight ceremony I followed the chanting and beating of the drum. The people had taken over the town square, building a fire pit that sustained the dozens in the highland cold wind.

Oxlajuj Baktun: Observing the End of the Mayan Calendar in the Center of the Mayan World (PHOTOS)

Fotis Kanteres | Posted 02.19.2013 | World
Fotis Kanteres

I am currently in Nahualá in the western highlands of Mayan Guatemala filming a documentary on the region. Today, the close of the Oxlajuj Baktun calendar, is one of the most important days in this town's existence.