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Mayan pottery

An exquisite expression of mayan art. Mayan pottery has been part of the Mayans´ lives since ancient times. It is also important in the study of the Pre Columbian Mayan culture, because each piece reveals stories of rulers, rituals, the story of the Maya creation, as well as other aspects of the Maya civilization. In the early beginnings, during the ...
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Mayan weaving

A colorful expression of Mayan skills and inspiration. Mayan weaving is mostly done by the Mayan women, who after thousands of years continue producing their beautiful and varied items by means of a waistloom. Their skill in weaving has been taught to them generation after generation by their grandmothers and mothers, starting at a very young age. In many of ...
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Mariachi

Sorry, your browser does not support this audio tag. Mariachi is a musical expression that dates back to at least 18th century in Western Mexico. It is a tradition that can be defined by eight socio-musical elements: mariachi instrumentation and texture, musical genres and subgenres, performance methods and styles, singing styles and forms, dance styles, performative space, performance clothing, and ...
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Chinampas

Chinampa (Nahuatl: chināmitl) is a type of Mesoamerican agriculture which used small, rectangular areas of fertile arable land to grow crops on the shallow lake beds in the Valley of Mexico. Although different technology existed during the Post-classic and Colonial periods in the basin, chinampas have raised many questions on agricultural production and political development. After the Aztec Triple Alliance ...
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Lake Texcoco

Lake Texcoco ("Lago de Texcoco") was a natural lake within the "Anahuac" or Valley of Mexico. Lake Texcoco is best known as where the Aztecs built the city of Tenochtitlan, which was located on an island within the lake. After the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire, efforts to control flooding by the Spanish led to most of the lake ...
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Name of Mexico

Mēxihco is the Nahuatl term for the heartland of the Aztec Empire, namely, the Valley of Mexico, and its people, the Mexica, and surrounding territories. This became the future State of Mexico as a division of New Spain prior to independence (compare Latium). It is generally considered to be a toponym for the valley which became the primary ethnonym for ...
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Alebrije

Alebrijes are brightly colored Mexican folk art sculptures of fantastical creatures. The first alebrijes, along with use of the term, originated with Pedro Linares. In the 1930s, Linares fell very ill and while he was in bed, unconscious, Linares dreamt of a strange place resembling a forest. There, he saw trees, animals, rocks, clouds that suddenly turned into something strange, ...
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Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular the Central and South regions, and by people of Mexican ancestry living in other places, especially the United States. It is acknowledged internationally in many other cultures. The multi-day holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and ...
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La Calavera Catrina

La Calavera Catrina ('Dapper Skeleton', 'Elegant Skull') is a 1910–1913 zinc etching by famous Mexican printmaker, cartoon illustrator and lithographer José Guadalupe Posada. The image depicts a female skeleton dressed only in a hat befitting the upper class outfit of a European of her time. Her chapeau en attende is related to European styles of the early 20th century. She ...
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If you travel with your pet to Mexico

You must contact the official SAGARPA-SENASICA personnel to make a Certificate of Import of your pet, for this purpose, the officer will perform a physical and documentary inspection, to verify compliance with the following requirements: 1. Present a Certificate of Health in original and simple copy with the following elements: Issued by an official veterinarian of the competent authority or ...
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