The Maya Hieroglyphics…

The Maya Hieroglyphics…

Deep in the remote southern area along the border with Guatemala, recent excavations have exposed remains of pyramids and cities that until recently, were nearly impossible to reach. Hieroglyphic texts found here are changing our knowledge of the Maya by revealing...
The Trail of Gonzalo Guerrero & the Maya people He Supported

The Trail of Gonzalo Guerrero & the Maya people He Supported

Five hundred years ago the first contact between the great civilizations of Mesoamerica and Europe was just beginning. But it did not begin with Cortes’ landing in Mexico in 1519. Eight years earlier, a small lifeboat from a shipwrecked Spanish vessel drifted...
Who was Frederick Catherwood?  Far Horizons explains…

Who was Frederick Catherwood? Far Horizons explains…

Who was Frederick Catherwood?  Here’s the incredible story… One day in 1839, English explorer Frederick Catherood and American explorer John Lloyd Stephens climbed the crumbling steps of the pyramids in the Maya city of Copán. The pyramids had been...
Who were the Toltecs?  And why are they so mysterious?

Who were the Toltecs? And why are they so mysterious?

The Toltecs are the most mysterious and controversial group from ancient Mesoamerica. The interpretation of their importance to the greater cultural traditions of the region have ranged from seeing them as the “mother culture” from which all others sprang, to a group...