• 00:01    |    
  • 00:26    |    
  • 00:55    |    
    Ministry of Culture and Sports
  • 01:58    |    
    Cultural Preservation Laws
    • Protection of National Cultural Heritage Law
    • National cultural policies
    • Sacred places agreement
    • Historical archeological monuments
    • Convention for the Protection of Cultural and Historical Heritage
  • 07:51    |    
    Cultural Zone, El Mirador
    • Location
    • Geological conformation
    • Archeological sites
      • Historical importance
      • El Mirador Conservation
      • Communication roads
    • Research done in this site
    • El Mirador: Late preclassical period
  • 16:00    |    
    Objectives of archaeological research
    • Cultural management plan of El Mirador
    • Chapter V: Cultural Heritage
    • Continuation of the plan
  • 20:05    |    
    Most important cities
    • Mirador
    • Nakbe
    • La Florida
    • Tintal
    • Xulnal y Wakna
  • 21:37    |    
    • What is the historical relationship between El Mirador and Rio Azul?
    • What institution administers El Mirador Cultural Zone?
    • How can economic incentives help research and restoration of archeological sites?
    • What is the legal basis of El Mirador Cultural Zone?
    • What biogeographical and cultural criteria were used to design this cultural area?
    • Are there any conflicts of interests in this area?
    • How can a country prevent the depredation of Cultural Heritage?
    • How can you regulate the depredation of archeological sites and facilitate the preservation of heritage?
    • Have you develop any mechanisms to prevent looting and to recover stolen archeological artifacts?
      • Recovery of archaeological pieces
      • Sustainable development projects
    • Is there a strategic plan for the management of El Mirador?
    • What institutions conform the Committee for the preservation of archaeological zones?
    • Are you going to restore and uncover the archaeological structures of El Mirador?
    • Commentary: Preservation, a collective effort
      • Environmental design
      • Change of attitude
    • Comment on the history behind the creation of the cultural zone, El Mirador
    • Do you have the intention to adopt different strategies to approach the preservation and sustainability of archaeological sites?
    • Indigenous guides in Candelaria
  • 01:21:54    |    
    Final credits

Tourist, looters and laws versus the protection of Petén’s rainforests and archeological treasures

New Media  | 03 de noviembre de 2006  | Vistas: 171

About this video

Recently, El Mirador has become an important archaeological and cultural site in the Mayan Biosphere. This area has important preshispanic cities like El Mirador, Nakbe, and Tintal, which are connected through an intricate system of roads. The reforms of Cultural Heritage Laws have facilitated the development of cultural management plan in El Mirador that promote sustainable development, ecoturism, research, and the respect of International Conventions for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage.

Para ver la versión en español Turistas, ladrones y leyes versus la protección de la selva de Petén y los tesoros arqueológicos


Tourist, looters and laws versus the protection of Petén's rainforests and archeological treasures
Seminary "Human Nature: Destructive or Creative?"

Yvonne Putzeys

Milton Friedman Auditorium, Lobby
Universidad Francisco Marroquín
Guatemala, November 3, 2006

A New Media - UFM production. Guatemala, November 2006
Translation: Grethel de Ippisch, Ilma Bayo; camera: Sergio Miranda, Alexander Arauz; digital editing: Adrián Méndez; index and synopsis: Christiaan Ketelaar; text reviser: Katty Schellenger; GML: Pedro David España


Licenciada en Arqueología por la Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala,…