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Memoir Of An Eventful Expedition In Central America

Pedro Velasquez

IN the second volume of his travels in Central America-than which no work ever published in this country, has created and maintained a higher degree of interest, both at home and abroad-Mr. Stevens speaks with enthusiasm of the conversations he had held with an intelligent and hospitable Padre, or Catholic priest, of Santa Cruz del Quiche, formerly of the village of Chajul; and of the exciting information he had received from him, concerning immense and marvellous antiquities in the surrounding country, which, to the present hour, remain entirely unknown to the world. The Padre told him of vast ruins, in a deserted and desolate region, but four leagues from Vera Paz, more extensive than Quiche itself; and of another ruined city, on the other side of the great traversing range of the Cordilleras, of which no account has been given. But the most stimulating story of all, was the existence of a living city, far on the other side of the great sierra, large and populous, occupied by Indians of the same character, and in precisely the same state, as those of the country in general, before the discovery of the continent and the desolating conquests of its invaders.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Culturea
  • Publish Date: Jan 30th, 2024
  • Pages: 36
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.69in - 7.44in - 0.07in - 0.18lb
  • EAN: 9791041983834
  • Categories: Essays & Travelogues