A CNN film crew in front of the Jaguar Paw Panel in Structure 34

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FARES in the News

Ranchers and Drug Barons Threaten Rain Forest

Great sweeps of Guatemalan rain forest, once the cradle of one of the world’s great civilizations, are being razed to clear land for cattle-ranching drug barons. Read More...


Ganaderos y narcotraficantes amenazan selva tropical

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El Mirador, cosmovisión de una civilización

Alrededor de 20 expertos de Guatemala, Francia, México y Estados Unidos se darán cita en Guatemala para hablar de aspectos puntuales de diferentes ciudades mayas, y así construir la visión que rigió la vida de la civilización maya. Read More...


El Mirador — Champion of All

Interview of Richard Hansen includes some historical perspective and some future plans for this critically important region of Guatemala. Read More...


Popol Vuh Relief - El Mirador, Guatemala

A team of archaeologists led by Richard Hansen of Idaho State University uncovered a sculptural panel with one of the earliest depictions of the Maya creation story, the Popol Vuh. Read More...


Resolution 37: Conservation of the Mirador-Calakmul cultural and natural system

The Wild 9 World Wilderness Congress, convened on November 9th-13th, 2009 in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico has established a desire and intent to solicit and encourage the governments of Mexico and Guatemala to define and establish a bi-national, roadless, wilderness preserve in the Calakmul/Mirador Cultural and Natural System Area. Read More...


Trekking into Mayan history

For years on end, Hansen's team has peeled back the jungle's archaeological treasures, like art restorers scratching away a whitewashed wall inch by inch to reveal a priceless fresco. Read More...


What Lies in the Depths

The helicopter ride alone is worth the trip. It’s like flying into a real-life Emerald City. Read More...


Unearthing the Maya Creation Myth

Archaeologists who have uncovered two massive carved stucco panels in the Mirador Basin of Gua­temala’s northern rain forest say they are the earliest known representation of the Mayan creation myth, predating other such artifacts by a millennium. Read More...


Panels Depicting Popol Vuh Discovered

Archaeologists find carvings portraying Maya Creation text in Northern Guatemala. Read More...


El Mirador, mère des cités mayas

Dans la jungle guatémaltèque, à deux jours de marche du premier village, des archéologues exhument de leur linceul de verdure les pyramides d'El Mirador. Read More...


Top 10 Discoveries of 2009

While investigating the water collection system at the city of El Mirador in northern Guatemala's Petén rain forest, a team of archaeologists led by Richard Hansen of Idaho State University uncovered a sculptural panel with one of the earliest depictions of the Maya creation story, the Popol Vuh. Read More...


La Exposición más ambiciosa e importante de la historia

La Cámara de Cooperación y Comercio China Guatemala invita a participar en Expo Shanghai 2010.Read More...