Diario El Heraldo
The Sophia Foundation, an organization dedicated to the study
and promotion of the art and thought of traditional cultures,
honored Central American archeologist Ricardo Agurcia for his
contribution to the worldâ€™s knowledge of the Mayan culture.
The Foundationâ€™s president, Francis J. Vilar, presented
the award during a seminar that Agurcia gave on Pre-Columbian
archeology in Palma de Mallorca in April. The seminar was part
of the Foundationâ€™s I Series on the Mayan Culture.
”We are pleased to have Professor Agurcia in Palma
de Mallorca, Co-Director of the Copan Archeological Project
and renowned promoter of the New Archeology,” said Vilar.
“His notable discoveries have shed light on the fundamentals
that help us understand the thoughts and evolution of the
During Agurciaâ€™s stay in Mallorca, the Sophia Foundation
also inaugurated a photography exhibit titled: “Copan:
Mayan Witness”, featuring photographs by Arturo Sosa,
Juan Bendeck and Vicente Murphy. The exhibit will remain open
to the public at the Foundationâ€™s headquarters.
In addition to its work with traditional cultures, the Sophia
Foundation also sponsors philosophers, artists and researchers
in other fields of the humanities. The I Series on Mayan Culture
was sponsored by Hasso Rent a Car Mallorca, Banco La Caixa
and the Hotel Marina Copan in Copan Ruinas, and the Copantl
Club in San Pedro Sula and Copantl Suites in Tegucigalpa.