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What would the Aztec gods look like?

Before the arrival of the Spaniards, the Aztecs had a complex cosmology that included a pantheon of deities representing various aspects of their world. These deities played significant roles in Aztec religious beliefs. Here are some images, generated by Artificial Intelligence, of what the pre-Hispanic gods Tlaloc, Huitzilopochtli, Coatlicue, Xipe Totec, and Quetzalcoatl would be like due to the available information and ...
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Chinampas, the floating gardens of a sinking city

Xochimilco is a southern district of Mexico City famous for its canals. Both locals and tourists come to Xochimilco to ride colorful boats and enjoy an atmosphere far removed from the rest of the bustling metropolis. Mexico City was built on the ruins of Tenochtitlan, the capital of the Aztec Empire. The city of Tenochtitlan was built in 1325 on an island ...
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Did Hernán Cortés really cry at the Tree of Sorrows?

Legend has it that Hernán Cortés shed tears at the Tree of the Sad Night, located along the Mexico-Tacuba causeway in Mexico City, after his defeat by the Aztecs. However, this story is limited by historical evidence. The conquest of Mexico is one of the most painful chapters in the country's history. In 1519, Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés arrived in Mexico with ...
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Archaeological sites to visit in Riviera Maya

While the Riviera Maya is well-known as a beach resort area, not all know, beyond its stunning beauty, this region is also an excellent starting point for exploring the ancient Mayan ruins of the Yucatán Peninsula. The Mayans, who once flourished in this area, left behind a remarkable legacy. Mayan cities in the Yucatán began to appear around 2000 BCE. Over time, ...
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Montezuma Cypress: Mexico national tree

Why is Montezuma bald cypress the national tree of Mexico? This species became the national tree of Mexico in 1921 and holds that title to this day. The Montezuma bald cypress has been present in the mythology of indigenous groups due to its enormous size and numerous uses. The tree is widely known in Mexico as Ahuehuete and Sabino. Ahuehuete has more ...
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Is Riviera Maya safe?

When planning a trip, many questions come to mind. Is the Riviera Maya safe for tourists? Is public transport on the Riviera Maya safe? And is it safe to go for a walk at night in Cancun, Playa del Carmen, or Tulum? And where to go in case of unforeseen situations and emergencies? Riviera Maya is a popular destination for tourists from ...
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Archaeologists discovered a lost ancient temple in Atlixco, Puebla

Atlixco is located at the foot of the Popocatépetl volcano. An archaeological expedition confirmed the existence of an ancestral temple in Atlixco, which was built in pre-Hispanic times by indigenous communities. The teocalli would have been built by indigenous communities, before the arrival of European settlers in the 16th century, on the top of San Miguel Hill, a volcanic elevation that houses a ...
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Where is the most active hurricane regions in Mexico?

In Mexico, hurricanes occur on average about 25 times a year. Mexico is susceptible to hurricanes, primarily affecting regions along its coasts. Hurricanes occur in the Caribbean and Pacific coastal regions. With less risk of destruction, hurricanes also occur in the Gulf of Mexico. Hurricane formation is influenced by high sea surface temperatures, exceeding 26 C, providing the necessary heat for storms ...
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Best foodie destinations in Mexico

Mexico is a haven for food enthusiasts. The diverse and delectable cuisine spans across regions, offering a culinary journey like no other. If you're a foodie seeking an adventure for your taste buds, Mexico has a lot to offer. Mexican gastronomy is recognized by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage. Mexican gastronomy is a rich tapestry of flavors, colors, and textures. Mexican ...
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Mexican architecture and design

Explore the beauty of Mexican architecture and design. From traditional haciendas to modern and innovative buildings, discover the diverse cultural influences that shape Mexico's unique architectural style. The architectural landscape of Mexico reflects its rich cultural heritage. From traditional haciendas to innovative contemporary buildings, the architecture of Mexico has evolved over time, adapting to the changing times while still preserving its unique ...
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