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. 600 the inhabitants of this city were forced to abandon it due to eruptions of volcano Laguna Caldera.
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 history is waiting to be unveiled to amaze the minds of those who look for mysteries to solve!
This is a pre-Columbian archaeological site that Mayan groups populated and rebuilt since 900 B.C. Because of a nearby volcano activity in A.D. 250 at Ilopango Lake, the settlement was abandoned only to become an important center of Mayan lordship between A.D. 600 and 900. Notorious therein are the Acropolis and the Bell Pyramid, perhaps used as burial places for the elite.
Los sagrados reflejos de una sagrada vida
The sacred reflections of a sacred life
“Yo soy la puerta”
“I am the gate”
God… a sacred, absent presence waiting for and giving companionship… and you?
Dios… una ausente y sagrada presencia esperando y dando compañía… ¿Y tú?
Al despedirse la tarde con un tierno adiós, mi corazón te da las gracias por tu compañía, protección y guía…
Volamos en las alas del pensamiento y la imaginación para rendirle nuestra adoración…
“Through the eyes of faith, religion is a human attempt to satisfy the needs of the soul through a mystical encounter with a transcendental reality”
As fundamental parts of the walls whose foundations take us back to the times of Solomon and Nehemiah and which were later rebuilt by the Ottomans in the 1500’s A.D., the 8 main gates of Jerusalem bring to life the many biblical references to important events, characters, and moral lessons (Psalm 100:4; Revelation 22:14).