Ingrid de Figueroa, from Museo Popol Vuh; Gemma Gil, Angel García and Carlos Sebastián, from Revista D; and Estuardo Mata, president of Museo Popol Vuh

For the story titled La reina guerrera, published in Revista D, by Prensa Libre, Gemma Gil, reporter; Carlos Sebastián, photographer and Angel Garcia, graphic artist, received last May 27th of 2007 the Huun Prize granted by Museo Popol Vuh of Universidad Francisco Marroquín.

The Huun Prize to the Archaeological Press is given, since 2003, to the journalist and photographer, or illustrator, authors of the best written news article on a subject related to the conservation, investigation and dissemination of Guatemala’s archaeology.

The name of the prize derives from the Mayan word huun that means book, or paper. The clasp given to the winners displays the hieroglyphic sign huun, whose graphical form corresponds to the representation of a closed pre-Hispanic book, with a lining of jaguar skin. 

In the same ceremony, doctor George Stuart, famous archaeologist, ex-president of the Research and Exploration Committee of the National Geographic Society; and ex-assistant editor of the National Geographic magazine, received the Orden del Pop offered by the Museum.

During the act, Ranferí Aguilar, Carlos Chaclán and their musical group, made a presentation with musical instruments of Mayan origin, and elemental sounds using the human body.

The order and award were handed out in a ceremony in which the UFM’s President, Giancarlo Ibárgüen S., the Museum’s board of directors and other winners of the Order participated.  The ceremony took place last July 24th of 2007, at Universidad Francisco Marroquín.