Posted 19 October, 2014 by-Ministry of Culture and Sports in News

Castellanos Vice Minister participates in the Third International Festival of Mayan Culture

The lawyer Clariza Castellanos, Deputy Minister of Culture, Ministry of Culture and Sports on behalf of the Government of Guatemala, attending the Third International Festival of Mayan Culture, which takes place in Merida, Yucatán, Mexico's 17 to the 26 October.

Guatemala is the guest country of the International Festival dedicated to "Building on the scenery Mayab", that brings together the arts, Maya writing and architecture. Campeche is also the guest status Festival.

The event was held at the Grand Mayan World Museum of Merida in the presence of Governor Rolando Zapata Bello, Lic Clariza Castellanos, the researcher Galina Ershova, archaeologist Peter Schmidt; Presidents of the Executive FIC Maya, Jorge Esma Bazan; of the Governing Board and Policy Coordination of the local Congress, Luis Hevia Jiménez, and the Superior Court of the State, Marcos Celis Yard, well as the National coordinator of INAH Delegations, José Muñoz Bonilla, and the chief of the Center of the Institute in Yucatan, Eduardo López Calzada.

In the framework of the First Round Table Mayab with the theme "Architecture and society among the Maya", Castellanos Vice Minister participated in the delivery of awards to the researcher Galina Ershova, who received the medal “Yuri Knorosov” for its historical and epigraphic linguistic debate and the archaeologist contributions Yucatán Peter Schmidt, awarded the Medal of Cultural Diversity United Nations Educational and Cultural Organization (Unesco).

"It's an honor to be the guest at this Festival that brings together culture, art, writing and architecture. Guatemala will participate with an exhibition of Mayan Ball Game, Ballet Guatemala, exhibitions on architecture and Mayan literature ", Castellanos said the licensed.

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-Ministry of Culture and Sports