Title, ‘The Spanish Conquistadors destroyed all the sacred temples of the Mayas and built churches on their high foundation pyramids,’ etc. Guatemala.
Adelaide Pearson Collection
1932 ‚Äì 1933
Title, 'The Spanish Conquistadors destroyed all the sacred temples of the Mayas and built churches on their high foundation pyramids,' etc. Guatemala.
Title card: 'The Spanish Conquistadores destroyed all the sacred temples of the Mayas, and built Churches on their high foundation-pyramids.' Intertitle: 'Still clad as when the Conquistadores gave them their first sight of a horse, the children romp down over the sacred steps. CHURCH STEPS at San Antonio Palapo.' A line of girls walk down the steps, past women selling wares from baskets on the ground. Intertitle: 'The unchanging Maya still pursues his traditional cer-emonies on the steep steps of his ancient ‚Äúhigh place.‚Äù CHURCH STEPS at Chichicastenago.' People gathered for a ceremony involving burning incense. Intertitle: 'On many a lonely mountain top of the highlands of Guatemala the Quich√©-Maya still burns incense and candles and prays to moss-grown idols of his millennial Gods.' A man waves incense while another man kneels to light candles. [End of Reel]
Amateur films, Boats and boating, Cities and towns, Domestic animals, Sailboats
San Antonio Palapo, Guatemala,Chichicastenago, Guatemala,
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