Posted 11 October, 2014 by-Ministry of Culture and Sports in News

Minister Pezzarossi observa trabajo in Tak'alik Ab'aj

In Retalhuleu, Tak'Alik Ab'aj archaeological site receives domestic and foreign tourists who come to appreciate the pre-Hispanic Maya Preclassic buildings. On Saturday 11 October he received a visit from the Minister for Culture and Sports, Dwight Pezzarossi who came to oversee the facilities and meet with ministry partners there.

Also met with archaeologists Christa Schieber of Lavarreda and Miguel Orrego, site supervisors, who spoke on the relevant aspects of Maya occupation since 800 BC. This site is funded entirely by the Ministry and excavations are coordinated by staff of the Deputy Minister of Cultural and Natural Heritage. The meeting with employees allowed to know the weaknesses and strengths rather, to solve current problems, as the completion of the museum The Caracol Time.

Now, This site is a candidate to be evaluated by the United Nations Educational, Science and Culture (UNESCO), to be considered Cultural Heritage. Remains in place marking the syncretism between Olmec and Maya are.

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