Lienzo de Quauhquechollan
The Lienzo de Quauhquechollan is considered to be the first map of Guatemala. It is also the only firsthand indigenous account of the conquest of Guatemala and one of the few sources to record the military campaigns of Jorge de Alvarado in 1527–1530. The Lienzo was a forgotten relic that had not yet been deciphered when Dutch archaeologist Florine Asselbergs began research for her doctoral thesis. She determined that it did not refer to the conquest of central Mexico, as many people assumed, but to the conquest of Guatemala. Her findings were published in the book Conquered Conquistadors in 2004. The original Lienzo de Quauhquechollan is in the Museo de Alfeñique in Puebla, Mexico. The Lienzo was digitally restored in 2007 by Universidad Francisco Marroquín under the guidance of experts from different fields, a project co-sponsored by Banco G&T Continental.
Última actualización: 23/07/2009