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Another calpulli remains found in Mexico City

Another pre-Hispanic find in Mexico City. Commercial center renovations uncovered remains that surprised archaeologists. Nearly 500 years after its fall, Tenochtitlán continues to be rediscovered, meter by meter. The latest to be uncovered are the remains of the ceremonial center of the Calpulli of Cuezcontitlán, found a few meters under the streets of Mexico City, several blocks south of the ...
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Cenotes in Yucatan

A cenote is a natural pit, or sinkhole, resulting from the collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes groundwater underneath. Especially associated with the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico, cenotes were sometimes used by the ancient Maya for sacrificial offerings. The term derives from a word used by the low-land Yucatec Maya "ts'onot" to refer to any location with accessible groundwater. Cenotes ...
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Mexico City’s Metro Icons

Each metro station in Mexico City is identified by a single icon. Created in a time when the country’s literacy rate was low and the capital city’s metro system was small, the design concept was intuitive and easy to execute. Since one-third of the Mexican population could not read or write and most of the rest had not completed high ...
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Pyramid of Pino Suarez

Altar dedicated to the god Ehécatl, located in the middle of Metro Pino Suárez, in the Cuauhtémoc borough of Mexico City, on the southern part of the city centre. This altar was unearthed during construction of the station in 1967 where it remains to this day surrounded by the passageway between Lines 1 and 2. Back in the sixties the ...
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Quetzal

Quetzal are strikingly colored birds in the trogon family. They are found in forests, especially in humid highlands, with the five species from the genus Pharomachrus being exclusively Neotropical, while a single species, Euptilotis neoxenus, is found in Mexico and very locally in southern United States. They are fairly large (all over 32 cm or 13 inches long), slightly bigger ...
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UNESCO World Heritage sites in Mexico

The list of UNESCO World Heritage sites in Mexico is the most in all of the Americas and also most 7th in the world. There are 35 sites: 27 cultural sites, 6 natural sites and 2 mixed site. Historic Centre of Mexico City and Xochimilco (1987) Today, Mexico City is one of the largest and most populated cities in the ...
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Macuahuitl

A macuahuitl is a wooden club with obsidian blades. The name is derived from the Nahuatl language and means "hand-wood". Its sides are embedded with prismatic blades traditionally made from obsidian; obsidian is capable of producing an edge sharper than high quality steel razor blades. The macuahuitl was a standard close combat weapon. Use of the maquahuitl as a weapon ...
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Río Bec architecture style

During the first years of the 20th century, French explorer, Count Maurice de Perigny, ventured into the dense forest of Campeche, and discovered several new and enigmatic Maya sites, which had gone completely unnoticed until then. Although the region had already been visited years before by the Austrian Teobert Maler, it was Perigny who realized that the ancient architecture of ...
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Mummies of Guanajuato

Guanajuato, a Colonial city in central Mexico, is home of the incredible Museo de las Momias. The Mummies of Guanajuato are a number of naturally mummified bodies interred during a cholera outbreak around Guanajuato, Mexico in 1833. The human bodies appear to have been disinterred between 1870 and 1958. During that time, a local tax was in place requiring a ...
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Colima Magic Zone

Challenging the law of gravity in nature is an impossible undertaking, but even Albert Einstein himself would have been stunned by an inexplicable happening on a hill in Comala, Mexico. And it is that in an elevation in the state of Colima, 4 kilometers from the Comala-San Antonio road and minutes from the town of Suchitlán, vehicles, bottles and even ...
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