Posted 5 September, 2014 by-Ministry of Culture and Sports in News

The site submerged in Lake Atitlán

Within the series of conferences of the National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, with the support of Ministry of Culture and Sports, presented a lecture entitled "The Site Submerged in Lake Atitlan", which will be provided by the Guatemalan archaeologist Sonia Medrano.

The talk was held at the premises of the National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology Tuesday 9 September at 18:00 hours. The event is open to the public free of charge.

The place known as Samabaj has generated great expectations in Guatemalan society, due to a recent television report issued by the National Geographic Channel International chain called "Atlantis Maya". This is, for now, The unique underwater site of the Maya Culture which has been found in Mesoamerica.

The conference, Medrano will announce the results of the research project that has located underwater archeology monuments, structures, buildings and vessels, belonging to an archipelago of three islands and a ceremonial center, submerged in Lake Atitlán since 1,700 years old.

Sonia Medrano has a degree in archeology degree from the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, He completed graduate studies in anthropology at Vanderbilt University in the United States. She is currently the Director of the Archaeological Project Samabaj, worth mentioning that also participated in the filming of National Geographic.

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