Sunday, November 8, 2009
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 Kaminaljuyú 170km west, where now is Guatemala City. The site share a museum with a workshop of añil (Indogofera), the ancient colorant that help Mayas to paint their sacred clothes and walls with a deep indigo color.