Posted 13 November, 2014 by-Ministry of Culture and Sports in News

Present the Findings Report and Verification Georeferencing and Archaeological Sites and Sacred Places

On Thursday 13 November in the Hall "Flags" of the National Palace, Presentation of the Report of Results of Verification and Geocoding Archaeological Sites and Ceremonial Sites Indigenous and Sacred Places was performed in 41 municipalities of Guatemala.

The report is the result of work done by the liaison composed of RIC Cadastral Information Registry and the National Institute of Anthropology and History of Guatemala IDAEH, which was developed within the framework of the Land Administration Project Phase II in coordination with the IDAEH.

According to the report on the studies conducted, were identified in total 299 Archaeological sites considered holy places in 41 municipalities in which the studies were conducted. These sites are considered sacred places because they were and are currently used for Mayan ceremonies.

According to the archaeologist Otto Román member of the RIC-IDAEH unit, identifying these areas contributes to the protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage and, contributes to the promotion and redemption of ancestral customs that are still practiced today.

The Minister of Culture and Sports Dwight Pezzarossi this activity, indicated that for the entity that represents the results of the study conducted, They are a very useful tool in the work of conservation and protection of the culture of our country.

In the activity the first delivery of declarations of "Communal Land" was also performed, this issue was conducted by representatives of the Presidency of the Republic to the representatives of the municipalities of Matanzas and San Isidro department of Baja Verapaz.

The event was also attended by the Executive Director of RIC Emilia Ayuso, Oscar Avelle World Bank representative in Guatemala entity that financially supports communities, Rosa Maria Chan Deputy Minister of Cultural and Natural Heritage and special guests.

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