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miercuri, 29 august 2012

Popol Vuh, an Intangible Cultural Heritage in Guatemala

Guatemala, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Sports and Culture of Guatemala declared the Popol Vuh or Popol Wuj (Book of Counsel or Book of the Community, in Quiche language) an intangible cultural heritage, due to its historic, philosophic and spiritual values.

  The 286-2012 ministerial resolution is in force as of this week, after being published in the Diario de CentroAmerica official gazette, while the General Leadership of the Cultural and Natural Heritage will dictate the measures to protect, defend, and research that literary piece.

The Guatemalan government declared 40 years ago the Popol Vuh as the National Book of Guatemala, on April 30, 1972.

The text is a compilation of many legends from the Quiche indigenous community in this Central American nation.

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