Culture

Canal Project Expands Panama Archaeological Treasure

During the expansion of the Panama Canal, excavators found 2,250 archaeological pieces that will go on display around the country. Items included a bottle of Coca-Cola from 1940, a 1903 Springfield rifle, train cars used during the French Canal efforts, weapons, hundred of bottles, cannonballs, ceramics and even a human tooth dating back long before the arrival…

It’s Beer Week in Panama

Although it could be argued that every week is beer week in Panama, the official Beer Week 2015 kicked off on Friday with a series of educational events that showcase Panama’s deep beer culture. Highlights include the Festival Sabor in the Hilton Hotel, pairing courses, a new beer launch, the Mayofest which which will unite mayonnaise and beer, brewery…

XXIV Panama Lobster Festival Winners Announced

Fishermen along Panama’s Pacific beaches came to together to celebrate and compete in the XXIV Lobster Festival on Monday. Judges sorted through five dozen lobsters to crown David Camargo of Punta Chame and his 14-inch lobster as 2015 festival champion. Eulogio Cornado took second place with a 12-inch lobster and Alejandro Cornado came in third with a…

Cultural Institute Orders Removal of Mermaids in Casco Viejo

Upon orders, the Manolo Caracol restaurant in Casco Viejo painted over a large mural on its facade of two colorful mermaids by Panamanian artist Rolo de Sedas. On Wednesday, the National Cultural Institute (INAC) gave the restaurant five days to comply with regulations for the restoration of Panama’s old town, which prohibit the painting of signs or other graphic expression…

Monolith Discovered in Darien

Archaelogists uncovered an ancient carved monolith in the province of Darien. The piece was taken to the old Reina Torres de Arauz Museum, where it is being held with other historical items in the custody of Panama’s National Institute of Culture. Meanwhile, experts will evaluate and date the monolith. The last pieces of stone with similar…