Lately, I read a lot of Spanish news to maitain one of my main languages. One story I read was about the Piramids of Chichén Itzá which was recently nominated as one of the New Seven Wonders of the world.
I was stunned to hear that a family owns the pyramids! Yes, the Barbachano family bought the pyramids from foreigners to return heritage patromony to native hands and have allowed free access to the pyramids.
Yet, I was more stunned to hear that the government is offering only 750,000 dollars for one of the New Seven Wonders! Ofcourse, any house in the Bay Area is worth more than that! The family has agreed to return the pyramids to the country, and only wants proper compensation. Instead, the government will expropriate the pyramids. Hmmm….
Have you heard of the Kulkulkan equinox? For a rare instant, twice a year, during the fall and spring equinox, the sun lights the largest pyramid in
This heritage has been handed down over centuries, and now the fragile Mayan villages are at the mercy of a powerful hurricane and today many lives are in danger.
My mind is with them.