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Dr. Ruud van Akkeren | 10/12/2019 | 341 Views | Articles

Visits to ancient Maya Sites

Reconstructing Maya History and Religion with the Maya people.

An educational project together with the local NGO Loq’laj Ch’och’ or “Sacred Earth” in Q’eqchi’ Maya, funded by the Gerda Henkel Stiftung.

Visits to ancient Maya Sites

Ceremony in front of Temple I, Central Plaza, Tikal

Photo: Ruud van Akkeren

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Dr. Ruud van Akkeren | 08/24/2019 | 260 Views | Articles

Xbalam Q’e - the magic power of the Nocturnal Sun

This is the last round of workshops in our educational project together with the local NGO Loq’laj Ch’och’ or “Sacred Earth” in Q’eqchi’ Maya, funded by the Gerda Henkel Stiftung.

Perhaps the most famous expression of ancient Maya thought is the Popol Wuj, written around 1550 CE with the help of the Spanish alphabet. Our last round of workshops of this season we dedicated to…

Xbalam Q’e - the magic power of the Nocturnal Sun

The San Luis Petén workshop

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Dr. Ruud van Akkeren | 07/20/2019 | 413 Views | Articles

Lady Moon and the Lord of Snakes

The surprising continuity of age-old Maya religion

This is the fourth round of workshops in our educational project together with the local NGO Loq’laj Ch’och’ or “Sacred Earth” in Q’eqchi’ Maya, funded by the Gerda Henkel Stiftung. There is an…

Lady Moon and the Lord of Snakes

Classic Maya Vase K5164

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Dr. Ruud van Akkeren | 06/22/2019 | 270 Views | Articles

The Maya never disappeared!

A lineage history and modern Maya surnames

This is the third round of workshops in our educational project together with the local NGO Loq’laj Ch’och’ or “Sacred Earth” in Q’eqchi’ Maya, funded by the Gerda Henkel Stiftung. It is a…

The Maya never disappeared!

Raxruha, the place where we have our workshops

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Dr. Ruud van Akkeren | 04/06/2019 | 317 Views | Articles

The Birth of Sun and Moon

Maya Creation Stories

This is the second round of workshops in our educational project together with the local NGO Loq’laj Ch’och’ or “Sacred Earth” in Q’eqchi’ Maya, funded by the Gerda Henkel Stiftung. The Maya have…

The Birth of Sun and Moon

Products found inside the first mountain created

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Dr. Ruud van Akkeren | 03/09/2019 | 317 Views | Articles

Reconstructing Maya History and Religion with the Maya people

A first acquaintance

In February 2019 we started our educational project, in collaboration with Loq’laj Ch’och’ or “Sacred Earth” (in Q’eqchi’ Maya). The project is funded by the Gerda Henkel Stiftung. This two-year…

Reconstructing Maya History and Religion with the Maya people

Our first workshop was at the entrance of one of the main sacred caves