Where I Want to Be NOW: El Mirador, Guatemala

El Mirador Popol Vuh Frieze

If I could pick anywhere in the world where I could be right NOW, it would have to be the hard-to-get-to Mayan archeological site of El Mirador in Guatemala.

Why? Because for two years I’ve been dying to see the 3rd century BC stucco frieze discovered by archeologist Richard Hansen. It’s setting the Mayanist world afire because the frieze is the earliest known depiction of the Maya creation myth, the Popol Vuh.

The site is in remote northern Guatemala and there are only two ways to get there: a two-day trek on foot and horseback or via helicopter from Flores, the largest city in the Peten region.

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