Mexica

Hot air ballooning over the ancient City of the Sun is the ultimate Mexico excursion

The sun was just starting to appear from behind the mountains of the Valley of Teotihuacán, northeast of Mexico City, as flames were pumped into the …

Mexico City

Food of the gods: cure for humanity? A cultural history of the medicinal and ritual use of chocolate.

2000 Aug;130(8S Suppl):2057S-72S. doi: 10.1093/jn/130.8.2057S.<p>1Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis CA 95616, USA.<p>Abstract<p>The …

University of California

Earthquake in Mexico Cracked a Pyramid and Revealed an Ancient Temple

Earthquakes are known for their destructive power, but a recent quake in Mexico had a surprisingly positive outcome for archaeologists — it revealed …

Archaeology

No, Not All Cultures Are Equivalent

Late last week, <i>Science</i> magazine archaeology writer Lizzie Wade released a report on the shocking scale of human sacrifice among the Aztecs. For …

Conservative View

Feeding the gods: Hundreds of skulls reveal massive scale of human sacrifice in Aztec capital

The priest quickly sliced into the captive's torso and removed his still-beating heart. That sacrifice, one among thousands performed in the sacred …

Archaeology

Feeding the gods

Hundreds of skulls testify to the monumental scale of human sacrifice in the Aztec capital.<p>The priest quickly sliced into the captive's torso and …

Archaeology

Coatepec: Sacred Mountain of the Aztecs

Mythical Birthplace of the Mexica Sun God Huitzilopochtli<p>Coatepec, also known as Cerro Coatepec or Serpent Mountain and pronounced roughly …

Ancient History

Centro Cultural Tlatelolco Mexico City

Tlatelolco, whose name comes from Nahuatl, is a part of the city with great historical importance. The Centro Cultural Tlatelolco is a place where …

Archaeology

#AfricaDay: 10 things you might not know about Africa

Cape Town - Africa is a melting pot of languages, cultures and people.On Africa Day, the continent celebrates diversity and independence. Africa Day …

Africa

Lunch Like A Local: Mexica Burrito Grill In Tewksbury

An occasional series exploring​​ unique, one-of-a-kind and locally-owned eateries.<p>TEWKSBURY, MA -- The staff at Mexica Burrito Grill wear black …

Aztec Empire

Celebrating The Captain! Pop Chart Lab Unveils ‘The Shields Of Captain America’

If you are into interesting wall art and pop culture, Pop Chart Labs is something you need to get familiar with. Following up their last Marvel …

Wall Art

DISCLOSURE OF CLASSIFIED X DOCUMENTS AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL AZTEC ORIGIN OBJECTS FOUND IN OJUELOS DE JALISCO, MEXICO

<b>The Aztecs came long after the Maya. The Mexican government had agreed to disclose to the public several archaeological objects that have remained</b> …

Mexico

Bradley Cooper Joins Clint Eastwood in The Mule

Variety reports that Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper (<b>American Sniper</b>, <b>American Hustle</b>, <b>Silver Linings Playbook</b>) may be reuniting with Oscar winner Clint …

Clint Eastwood

Gallery: The 50 SHIELDS of CAPTAIN AMERICA(s)

Check out 50 different Captain America shields from across the Marvel Multiverse.

The Shields of Captain America

<b>Vendor:</b> Pop Chart Lab <b><br>Type:</b> Print <b><br>Price:</b> 29.00 - 130.00 (6 variants)Pop Chart Lab and Marvel Comics have teamed up to bring you wall art worthy of the …

Infographics

Cinco de Mayo events planned in San Diego

SAN DIEGO – Cinco de Mayo kicks off on Saturday, May 5, meaning San Diegans will celebrate by indulging in the best Mexican food and drinks …

Mexico

Mexico City Is Always Either Too Wet or Too Dry

The city has built massive infrastructure to get the water out when it rains. Now it needs to figure out how to keep more of it or face a major water-supply crisis.<p>There may be other major global metropolises (Los Angeles springs to mind) that have invested more effort and money than Mexico City to …

Business

We May Never Truly Fathom Other Cultures - Facts So Romantic

<i>Our discrete cultural universes are not easily bridged.</i>Inca Princess - La Gran Ñusta Mama Occollo (early 1800s) / Denver Art Museum / WikicommonsIf …

Aztec Empire

The Great Aztec Temple

Temple 7.0<p>In 1978, utilities workers digging in Mexico City unearthed a colossal stone relief, depicting an unmistakable figure: the Aztec goddess …

Archaeology

11 Things to Know About Tequila Before Drinking It

A trip to Tequila, Mexico will teach you how to appreciate the spirit properly.<p>As Guadalajara-based mixologist Andres Ismael Moran Gutierrez says of …

Tequila

Finding Mexico City Ruins: Archaeological Sites You Need to See

Many people who visit Mexico City come not just for the bustling modern metropolis that it is now, but for the city’s rich, ancient cultural history. …

Archaeology

Why You Might Want to Stop Using the Terms ‘Xicana,’ ‘Xicano’ and ‘Xicanx’ (OPINION)

I’d like to start off by saying that I self-identify as Chicano. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the word Chicano, it is a term that was …

Latino News

Matthew Restall

A strange creature arrives at the city gates, his bearded head human but with four legs resembling a deer’s, only much taller. His skin shimmers, …

Aztec Empire

Premiere: Prayers Invoke The ‘Number Of The Beast’ In Their Surreal ‘Edge Of The Blade’ Video

Prayers have been on something of a hot streak over the course of the last year. Back in 2016, they released the powerful “Mexica” video for Indigenous Peoples Day, and this past October they released a mini-documentary about their collaboration with legendary deathrock act Christian Death, the …

Music

Ten Facts About Cuauhtémoc, Last Emperor of the Aztecs

Cuauhtémoc, the last Aztec ruler, is a bit of an enigma. Even though the Spanish conquistadors under Hernan Cortes held him in captivity for two …

Ancient History

The Hidden Gem You Need to Try: Tallula's

The Hidden Mexican Gem You Need to Try: Tallula's<p>You MexiCAN'T get enough of this.<p>Gracias Madre, Pink Taco, Broken Spanish, Toca Madera... the list …

Santa Monica

The Fight to Bring Home the Headdress of an Aztec Emperor

The brilliant object sits on display in a Viennese museum—and Mexico’s been wanting it back for decades.<p>In 1878, the Austrian geologist and explorer …

Aztec Empire

The Treasure of the Aztecs

Cortes and his Conquistadors plunder old Mexico<p>In 1519, Hernan Cortes and his greedy band of some 600 conquistadors began their audacious assault on …

Ancient History

10 Surprising Facts You Didn’t Know About the Aztecs

Today, the Aztecs are best known in popular culture for the brutal practice of human sacrifice. Yet the Aztec Empire dominated central Mexico for …

Ancient History

Aztec wolf sacrificed yields golden trove in Mexico City

MEXICO CITY: A sacrificial wolf, elaborately adorned with some of the finest Aztec gold ever found and buried more than five centuries ago, has come …

Archaeology