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A Fascinating, Mystical Festa During the first two weeks of October this year, the city of Belém, Pará, a northern gateway to the Amazon River, Brazil, hosted the most interesting religious event I have ever witnessed, not too many people … Continue reading
Una mística y fascinante festa Durante las dos primeras semanas de octubre del presente año, la ciudad de Belém, Pará, norteña puerta de entrada al río Amazonas, Brasil, fue anfitriona del evento religioso más interesante que he presenciado y del que no … Continue reading
Located in the town where, according to the Gospels, Jesus was raised and lived most of his life, this church, built in 1969, was erected on the location where, according to Roman-Catholic speculation, Gabriel, a messenger from God. told Mary … Continue reading
Before the power and mystery of life, TOGETHER WE GRIEVE , TOGETHER WE RISE, TOGETHER WE CELEBRATE This picture is courtesy of Huitt Rabel!
Located at the heart of the town of Chalchuapa, in El Salvador, this site used to be a Mayan settlement that existed ca. A.D. 100-1200, and whose inhabitants had cultural similarities with the people from Teotihuacán, Copán and the Toltecas. … Continue reading
Declared as a patrimony of humanity by the UNESCO in 1993, at this location we find the telling remains of an old, under ground city, which show what a typical, Mayan agricultural village looked like 1,400 years ago. About A.D. … Continue reading
Located in Chalchuapa, along with Tazumal, this site is a pre-Columbian worship Mayan place in which we find a series of pyramids raging from 500 B.C. until A.D. 900. Only two of them have been uncovered and partially restored. More … Continue reading