Sunday, November 8, 2009

Casa Blanca

In a recent trip to El Salvador, I visited the Maya archeological site of Casa Blanca situated in the city of Chalchuapa, 1 hour west of San Salvador by car. Actually this site is located into a coffee farm and its highest pyramid is 15m tall. In its heyday Casa Blanca exchanged goods with the Maya city of Kaminaljuy├║ 170km west, where now is Guatemala City. The site share a museum with a workshop of a├▒il (Indogofera), the ancient colorant that help Mayas to paint their sacred clothes and walls with a deep indigo color.

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