New Aztec history facts

Jun 03, 2021

Mexico raids building project next to Teotihuacán pyramids

[Associated Press] Mexico sent in 250 National Guard troops and 60 police officers Monday to seize land next to the pre-Hispanic ruins of Teotihuacán where authorities have said bulldozers were destroying outlying parts of the archeological site...

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Apr 12, 2021

Zaachila Ruins

[Atlas Oscura] You can explore the halls of tombs in the abandoned former capital of the Zapotecs...

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Mar 14, 2021

Bunnies helped a great civilisation in ancient Mexico thrive

[NewScientist] The trade in bunnies helped power an ancient economy. Teotihuacan, an ancient city in central Mexico, was an advanced metropolis where most people lived in apartment complexes. The city reached its peak between the first century and 550 AD. With about 100,000 residents, it was the largest urban area in the Americas at the time, of a similar scale and sophistication as other ancient centres like Alexandria and Rome...

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Feb 18, 2021

Mexico is Hiding The World’s Largest Pyramid

[Daily Beast] In the city of Cholula in central Mexico there stands a hill with a giant church on top which hides a manmade pyramid filled with secrets...

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Jan 19, 2021

Archeologists discover ancient Mayan palace in eastern Mexico

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Archeologists have discovered a large palace likely used by the Mayan elite more than 1,000 years ago in the ancient city of Kuluba, near the modern day tourist hot spot of Cancun in eastern Mexico, Mexican anthropology officials said...

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Dec 10, 2020

Aztec ballgame returns to Mexico City after 500 years

[AFP] Five centuries ago, newly arrived in what is now Mexico, the Spanish conquistadors banned an indigenous game involving a heavy ball, circular stone goals and human sacrifice.

Now, a group of young players are bringing the game back to life for the first time in Mexico City -- without the human sacrifice -- at the site of an old garbage dump.

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Nov 24, 2020

Temple of Santiago Tlatelolco's Stones

[Atlas Obscura] Take a close look at the stones of the Temple of Santiago Tlatelolco, and you’ll notice they reveal episodes from Mexico’s past. The 16th-century church was constructed with material from the destroyed pyramids of Tlatelolco. The pilfered stones were not randomly placed...

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Oct 20, 2020

Ancient Aztec Temazcal uncovered by archaeologists in Mexico City’s La Merced

[Yucatan Times] An ancient Native Aztec sauna, dating back to the 14th Century, has been uncovered by archaeologists in Mexico City.

Central components of the sweat lodge where the tub or steam bath pool was located are still intact, according to Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History...

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Sep 16, 2020

Ancient Maya kingdom unearthed in a backyard in Mexico

Really? "Associate professor of anthropology Charles Golden and his colleagues have found the long-lost capital of an ancient Maya kingdom in the backyard of a Mexican cattle rancher." by Lawrence Goodman, Brandeis University

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Aug 22, 2020

More on Eduardo Williams' New Book...

As Mexico News Daily put it, this book is "a treasure chest full of wonderful places to visit". As a scholarly work it isn't cheap, but for those interested in Mexican history, it's a resource to check out!

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