We still are in Latin America, going to our way in the beautiful country of Honduras, crossing tiny roads, little curve to next little curve, enjoying the landscape and the moist breeze that has a history smell. We are going to stay a few days in the capital, Tegucigalpa, where we can find the most important museums in the country, although to inform ourselves about the open field archaeological museums. No more words, we are going to be in motion as a backpaker but instead, we pack illusion and a camera ready for the marathon. Let’s move …
1. Parque Arqueológico y Museo de las Ruinas Mayas de Copán / San Marguala, La Jigua, Copán
According to historians the first contact with the Mayan peoples occurred during the last voyage of Christopher Columbus to the new world in 1502. In the island of Guanaja, Columbus and his companions found a native canoe of merchants that came from a place called Maia or Maiam of whose name it is believed to be derived from the Mayan word. It is not known if the natives were related to a place of Yucatan or Honduras. It was not until the year of 1517 in what was known in the world the existence of the Maya, when three ships commanded by Francisco Hernandez de Cordova were remote from its path and sank. The survivors returned to Cuba with tales of battles that argued with Maya warriors. Copan was one of the most flourishing cities of the Mayan culture. It is located in the area known as Mesoamerica, where they develop the most advanced pre-columbian civilizations. In 1937 the government of Honduras and the Carnegie Institution of Washington began the research project and Restoration of the Archaeological Zone of Copán. Most of the restored structures in this place are the result of this project.
2. Museo Arqueológico Nacional de Comayagua / Tegucigalpa
Installed in a house dating from the end of the XVI century and it belonged originally to don Francisco’s boat and Santiponce. Then passing by various owners, in 1860 it was confiscated by the State and converted into Presidential House and was even used as National Congress during the government of President Jose Maria Medina. With the passing of the years he gave other uses and has experienced various modifications until the June 6 of 1940, he became a museum of history. The exhibition of the museum exposes varied topics such as the region of the Valley of Comayagua, the cultural and historical development of the Comayagua valley and the rescue project of the archaeological site.
3. Museo de los Palacios / Gracias a Dios
The reservation of the Man and the Rio Platano Biosphere was created by the Republic of Honduras in the year 1980, and was the first of its kind in all of Central America. Declared a World Heritage by UNESCO in 1982, the Biosphere includes part of the territory of the departments of thanks to God, Olancho and Colon. In the Reserve reside five culturally distinct peoples: Miskito, pech, tawahkas, Garifunas and mestizos or ladinos. The total population is approximately 40,000 people. Each people has maintained its cultural identity, adapting to their natural environment, developing each one the work of livelihoods: agriculture, hunting, fishing, gathering of fruit and natural medicine. In the place were established Garifuna communities, ladino and misquito, who continue to live there to date. In the museum presents a collection of archaeological and ethnographic area.
4. Museo de la Fortaleza de San Pedro de Omoa / Cortés
In 1771 Omoa served as a prison and had 21 inmates for various reasons. To Omoa arrived prisoners of all the provinces of the Kingdom of Guatemala. It worked as a prison until the mid-1850 and the administration of Justice was highly questionable. Then, in 1909, the President Miguel R. Dávila decreed that the fortress was officially aimed at prison of the Republic and was until 1959, 50 years later, which was closed as a prison. That same year was declared a national monument. This will put an end to nearly two centuries of defensive military facts and painful history associated with the Presidio, which is still stored in popular memory as a place from which there was no return. In the Museum it is narrated throughout this history, enriched with models of guns and bullets of the time. It also has a temporary exhibition room that is renewed each quarter.
The draft The small Sula, Museum for Children was created by the Municipality of San Pedro Sula1 in 1998 with the objective to participate in the comprehensive training of boys and girls, providing schools, and particularly to those who are in the areas of scarce economic resources, a laboratory where there is opportunity to learn about the practical applications of the theory taught in the classroom. The objectives of the museum are: to complement the programs of the national system of education serving as a space for learning, laboratory and library study. Guide to boys and girls outside the formal education system, offering an alternative of learning and motivation. Enable the development of research capacity, artistic creativity and human sensitivity of children. Improve the recreational conditions, participation and solidarity within a framework of experience and learning useful for a productive future life.
NOTE FROM WRITER:
Today we have taken a problem by using kerning with the blog, so it is possible that you watch the texts of both form a dissimulation. Os we apologize.
The contents of the Agendas Mundi of today have been gleaned from the information you have given us the Central American Network of Museums (REDCAMUS), including the pictures. Starting this week, we’re opening different contacts with departments of museums of the Latin American countries that we still have to visit, to offer the option to inform us promptly of everything that is related to their respective national museums. We imagine that some reply to our request and others do not, as in reality we are already seeing.
HISTORIA MÍNIMA DE CENTRO AMÉRICA / RODOLFO PASTOR / Ediciones TURNER, 2013 / Resumen del libro: Una visión integral del istmo -Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica y Panamá- desde la antigüedad hasta el siglo XXI. Recorre la historia de Centroamérica desde sus primeros pobladores hasta las sucesivas crisis del siglo XX, pasando por la época colonial, las vicisitudes del imperialismo estadounidense…
CONSTITUCIÓN DE HONDURAS (EBOOK) / AUTORES VARIOS Resumen del eBook: The 1982 Constitution was the result of the result of negotiations between the political forces and the military. It reduced the presidential term, was established the non-reelection; and gave to the Armed Forces the guardianship of the system, in the case that I would like any attack against democracy and delete the constitution.