In our last blog we showed two examples of stelae recently erected. This time we report of four more examples: two from Coban, one from Lake Atitlan and one from Ostuncalco in the Department of Quetzaltenango.
In a bilingual primary school, where one of our colleagues works, there are numerous stelae in the courtyard, made by Griselda de Pop.
The school is in Coban, Department of Alta Verapaz.
The same school teacher, MAM colleague Marina Rosales de Caal, was part of a team erecting a stela to inaugurate “Instancia del Pueblo Maya Q’eqchi’ y Pokomchi” also in Coban.
Clemente Peneleu, Maya Tz’utuji’il, will be a featured instructor at our next congress in 2014.
Lest we give the impression that MAM is responsible for these stelae, let me emphasize that support comes from many sources, of which MAM is just one part.
A night time trip to a school in the western highlands rewarded us with a spectacular and innovative display of Maya glyphs.
Maya Mam Rony López, one of the Aj Tzib’ab’ team that we recently introduced in blog post 11 Ajaw 18 Chen (September 27, 2013) uses his remarkable artistic talents to imbue Maya culture, history, and epigraphy to the students at his school.