Mayan Rites

Mayan Rites


Video:

Identifier:
660.0008
Collection:
Adelaide Pearson Collection
Date:
1932 – 1933
Original Format:
16mm
Color:
b&w
Sound:
silent
Duration:
125'
Abstract:
Title, 'The Spanish Conquistadors destroyed all the sacred temples of the Mayas and built churches on their high foundation pyramids,' etc. Guatemala.
Viewing Notes:
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 “high place.” 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 Quiché-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]
Subject(s):
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Place(s):
San Antonio Palapo, Guatemala,Chichicastenago, Guatemala,
Rights:
This item may be available for reuse, please contact Northeast Historic Film for more information
Source:
https://oldfilm.org/collection/Detail/occurrences/8207

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