Route of the Maya

Carole and Richard Witkover traveled to Central America  to explore  Mayan ruins and meet the modern Mayan people living in El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala and Belize. The Mayan civilization dates from 2000 BC, and reached its peak in the classical period from 250-900 CE. No one knows why their highly developed civilization with large well organized cities collapsed in a short period of time into small farming villages.  Come along and visit colorful colonial era cities still showing damage from centuries old earthquakes and rural Mayan villages. Climb ancient temple pyramids that reach hundreds of feet into the sky.

This presentation differs significantly from the "old family style slide show" of the past. Using modern digital technology, it includes multiple soundtracks for narration and local background music, pan and zoom effects ala "Ken Burns" (Jazz, Baseball, The Civil War...on PBS), movie clips and animation. It is a truly multi-media show. 

We will introduce the program with a discussion of background information  and  and follow it with a question and answer period. The program includes a brief review of the history of the area. Significant currents events may be included in the discussion.  Our large size photographic prints of scenes from the show will be displayed and discussed.  The formal show runs 35-45 minutes and the total presentation from 60-90 minutes.

Click here for a sample of the program.