Dik van der Meulen

Dik van der Meulen is a historian and the author of a biography of Multatuli that won him the AKO Literature Prize in 2003.

Mayans Ancient and Modern

Mayans Ancient and Modern

Een reisverslag

(Boom, 2005, 399 pages)

The Mayan people and their two thousand years of civilization still speak to the imagination. Their society collapsed several times over the centuries but always re-established itself. In the footsteps of nineteenth-century explorers, Dik van der Meulen and Marta DurĂ¡n de Huerta travelled on mules and open trucks to the furthest corners of south-eastern Mexico, searching for the last vestiges of a culture that has survived almost unchanged.

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