Chinese and Maya cultures will fusion in Mérida this weekend

(Photo: yucatan.com.mx)

Li Zhuo, who will attend the academic seminar on the Shu and Maya civilization at the International Congress Center (CIC), is press director of the Sichuan government and brings the representation of the governor of that province (a Chinese province is the equivalent of a state in Mexico).

He will also be the translator from Chinese to Spanish during the exhibitions on both millenary cultures, according to Bai Yi and Ninfa Montaño, president and coordinator of the China Peninsula Association of Yucatan, respectively.

The list of Chinese officials is completed by Zeng Yi, director of the Press Department of Chengdu City (capital of Sichuan); Zhu Zhangyi, director of the Jinsha Heritage Museum of Chengdu City; Chen Xiandan, researcher at the Institute of Archeology and Heritage of Sanxingdui, and Xiao Jianjin, researcher in archeology.

The Yucatecan representation will be headed by the mayor of Mérida, María Fritz Sierra; the secretary of Culture and the Arts, Roger Metri Duarte; the delegate of the INAH Center in Yucatan, Eduardo López Calzada, who will be the moderator; Yucatecan archaeologist José Guadalupe Huchim Herrera, and researcher María de Lourdes Toscano Hernández.

The most important topics of the seminar will be “The excavation and discovery of the archaeological site Sanxingdui”, “The conservation of the Temple of the Seven Dolls in Dzibichaltún”, which includes a hypothesis about its origin, “The excavation and discovery of the Jinsha archaeological site”, “The excavation and restoration of the royal kitchen of Kabah”, “The bronze paradise in a mortal world” and “The palace of Uxmal and its conservation”.

Ninfa Montaño informed that the seminar will be in Room 6-A of the CIC, in the avenues Colón and Cupules with Calle 62 of the hotel zone of Mérida, and prior to the inauguration, which access is restricted, there will be a Maya ceremony performed by a X’men (Maya Shaman) and a set with replicas of the ball game and the image of Kukulcán (the feathered snake).

The legend of the Popol Vuh will be told to the Chinese delegation and also, there will be an exhibition of the folkloric ballet of the State Government, mariachi music, official speeches and a photographic exhibition room of the archaeological treasures of the Shu civilization.

Montaño specified that a private event will take place on Saturday July 7. And on Sunday July 8, the exhibition will be open to the public from 9am to 9 pm.

The Association in collaboration with the City of Mérida will take to the event Maya groups of Cholul, Santa Gertrudis Copó, Xcanatún, Chablekal and Chichí Suárez.

Source: yucatan.com.mx



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