Touring Mexico and the ancient Mayan sites with the Gazette
Cape Gazette readers Patty and Ernie Soffronoff enjoy some local news while visiting Palenque National Park in Chiapas, Mexico. They spent two weeks touring Teotihuacan, Mexico City and many ancient Mayan sites with fellow Princeton University Art Museum Docents.
According to Wikipedia, Chiapas is home to the ancient Mayan ruins of Palenque, Yaxchilán, Bonampak, Chinkultic and Toniná. It is also home to one of the largest indigenous populations in the country with twelve federally recognized ethnicities. Much of the state’s history is centered on the subjugation of these peoples with occasional rebellions. The last of these rebellions was the 1994 Zapatista uprising, which succeeded in obtaining new rights for indigenous people.
The Traveler Series is sponsored by
Bob & Cathy Cardaneo