People and Culture

Hayden and Delara

Many people believe that Guatemala was named after a Maya word Gutezmath.

The  ancient Maya people were very advanced in math. They were also really advanced in astronomy and came up with the idea of zero.   

Historians  still do not know why the ancient Maya Empire collapsed  or why the Maya society began to shrink. It is a mystery!

Antigua used to be the capital of Guatemala.  In Antigua there is ''the mountain that spits out water'' today the volcano is called ''Volcan de Agua'' which means volcano of water.

The largest of 20 Maya groups the town Quiche live near the town Quetzltango

called Xela (sheela) by the locals.

Maya women still weave  brightly colored outfits on a big loom. Just like in the past.