A special lecture by Prof. Alejandro Jose Garay Herrera from Maya Cultural and Natural Heritage Foundation, Guatemala on February 11th, 2020
The Department of History of Art organised a special lecture by Prof. Alejandro Jose Garay Herrera from Maya Cultural and Natural Heritage Foundation, Guatemala on February 11th, 2020. He spoke on the Mayan Art, Culture and Belief: With special reference to Mayan Goddesses for the students of the second and fourth semester. His Excellency Mr. Giovanni Castillo, The Ambassador to the Republic of Guatemala to India graced the lecture with his presence. He was accompanied with H.E. Mr. Hector Cueva Jacome, The Ambassador of Ecuador to India, H.E. Mr. Alvaro Malmierca, The Ambassador of Uruguay to India, H.E. Mr. B.S. Mubarak, The Ambassador of India to Guatemala, Mr. Daniel Alexander Gutiérrez Hernández, Charge d'Affaires of El Salvador in the Republic of India and Mr. Santiago Ruy Sánchez, Cultural Attache of the Embassy of Mexico to India. Prof. Herrera began his lecture by introducing the Mayan civilization in a spatial context. He discussed the various elements of Mayan writing and the Mayan calendars. Prof. Herrera then talked about some of the Mayan Gods and Goddesses and discussed their iconography. The lecture was concluded with an interactive session with the students, where they discussed about Mayan civilization and its potential interface with India.