Tuesday, January 16, 2007

high culture

sky minus corner
Originally uploaded by suttonhoo.
There was a government official in Guatemala some years back who decided that Guatemala needed a little "classical culture" -- so he built Roman temples to Minerva in all the big cities.

This isn't one of them -- it's a theatre in the heart of Xela -- but it reminded me of the story.

Guess 5,000 years of Mayan culture -- with its art, architecture, writing system, calendar, and concept of zero way before anybody else figured that one out -- just didn't do it for him.

1 comment:

Mikkel said...

Not to mention the throwing of children into deep wells.

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