Statue standing on a globe, pointing with his right arm.
La República de Honduras á Cristóbal Colón, 1492-1892
Comayagüela is the twin city of Tegucigalpa. Often, the Comayagüela statue is listed as Tegucigalpa (as on this website until 23 June 2004).
October 12, 1997, a group of 300 Honduran indigenous protestors celebrated Columbus Day by tearing down and estroying this statue. It was dismembered and spattered with red paint by the protesters decrying 505 years of "massacre committed by the Spaniards.". The statue was taken to the University of Honduras, where it will be restored.
Sources & Information
- Photo from the Enciclopedia Multimedia de Honduras: Tegucigalpa, Capital de Honduras (website gone)
- Information about the destroying of the monument on numerous news sites, among others Honduras This Week National, Monday, October 13, 1997 Online Edition 75 (website gone)
- Néstor Ponce de León, The Columbus Gallery (New York, 1893), p. 109.
- Postcard collection David Nye. Discovery! Journal of the Christopher Columbus Philatelic Society vol. 20, no. 1 (12 Jan. 2002): 1360.
Exact Location Unknown
Item Code: hn001;
Added: 21 May 2006
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