The Mayan City of Quiriguá

Quiriguá is an ancient Maya archaeological site in the department of Izabal in south-eastern Guatemala. It is a medium-sized site covering approximately 1.2 square miles (3 km²) along the lower Motagua River, with the ceremonial center about 0.6 mile (1 km) from the north bank. During the Maya Classic Period (AD 200–900), Quiriguá was situated at the juncture of several important trade routes. The site … Continue reading The Mayan City of Quiriguá

National Palace of Antigua Guatemala

The National Palace of Antigua, or Palacio Nacional de Antigua, is located in the Central Square of Antigua, Guatemala. Antigua is a city in the central highlands of Guatemala famous for its well-preserved Spanish Baroque-influenced architecture as well as a number of ruins of colonial churches. It served as the capital of the Kingdom of Guatemala. It has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. … Continue reading National Palace of Antigua Guatemala

The Guatemalan Dictator and His Temples to a Greek Goddess

The thing I find most rewarding about collecting postage stamps is the never-ending education they provide. From geography to history to culture to biography, I am constantly learning new things in my quest to learn the stories behind the stamps. As a teacher of English as a Second Language, I often wish I had more opportunities to incorporate stamps into my lessons (very few illustrate … Continue reading The Guatemalan Dictator and His Temples to a Greek Goddess

Guatemala #120 (1902)

Guatemala #120 (1902)

The Republic of Guatemala (República de Guatemala), is a country in Central America bordered by Mexico to the north and west, the Pacific Ocean to the southwest, Belize to the northeast, the Caribbean to the east, Honduras to the east and El Salvador to the southeast. With an estimated population of around 15.8 million, it is the most populated state in Central America. A representative … Continue reading Guatemala #120 (1902)