Consecutive Day 3643 — We’re made of maize

Rudy Giron: Antigua Guatemala &emdash; We're made of maize

We are men of maize!. As I have said before, it’s impossible to think the Guatemalan and Mesoamerican diets without maize. From the Popul Vuh (Popol Wuj in modern spelling), the Mayan equivalent of the Bible, which states that humans were literally created from maize, to Miguel Ángel Asturias‘ novel Hombres de maíz (Men of Maize) which is one of the best novels to understand Mesoamerica and its people. Guatemala and Mexico share the birth place of maize, which was and is the most important crop in human history. The richest diversity of maize can be found in Mesoamerica! (… continue reading).

10-year Countdown Aside: I’ve been publishing for 3,643 consecutive days on We continue the May 1st, 2016 countdown to 3,654 days, or 522 weeks, or 120 months, or 10 years of daily multimedia content from and about Antigua Guatemala.

Check out the entire index thus far and please, do share with me what have been some of your favourites posts through the years.

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