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Know your history: The Mayans and the Aztecs developed advanced civilizations and eight U.S. states sit on land that used to be Mexico.

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CSAkidA 15-year-old from Quebec, Canada, has pinpointed the location of a lost Mayan city, and he found it by looking at the stars.

The Independent reports:

A 15-year-old boy believes he has discovered a forgotten Mayan city using satellite photos and Mayan astronomy.

Maya civilization chose the location of its towns and cities according to its star constellations. [Mas…]

maya codexThe meaning of the intricate and striking hieroglyphs of the ancient Mayans have resisted decoding for centuries, but now some scientists claim the secrets will soon be revealed.

Ancient Origins reports:

For hundreds of years, linguists have been trying to decode the ancient hieroglyphic script of the Mayans, left behind on monument carvings, painted pottery, and drawn in handmade bark-paper books. [Mas…]

articles-31071_recurso_jpgThe Maya, as we all know from Stand and Deliver, were bad ass – one of few ancient civilizations to create the concept of zero.

Since I am an awesome Latina nerd myself, I must share this awesome official Chilean government education ministry photograph of an actual ancient awesome Maya dude counting some stuff out in front of a chart of the awesome Maya counting system. [Mas…]

Scientists: There’s a water-filled cave under Chichen Itza (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés August 17, 2015 Cultura
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Mexican scientists have discovered a cave/sinkhole/subterranean river underneath the ruins of the Kukulkan Pyramid at Chichen Itza in the Yucatan. Euronews reports on last week’s announcement:

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The molcajete: Mexico’s stone-age cooking tech still rules (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN July 10, 2015 Cultura
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The continued popularity of the molcajete (mortar) and companion tejolote (pestle) is a living example of the principle “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

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La Cucaracha: Is this why Mayan civilization collapsed? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz January 19, 2015 Cartoons
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The Chipotle Diaries: Is this pseudo Mayan ‘art’ a tribute or ripoff?

by TACO D. TOWNE November 21, 2014 Cultura
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When we last visited the Chipotle Mexican Grill saga, the issue was the inability of the food chain to find any Latino writers to feature on their writer-decorated packaging. Have they learned? An observant blogger and Mayan art geek in Philadelphia visited a Center City Chipotle Mexican Grill location and did a quick double-take when […]

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Wonder Woman and Marya la Giant fight Mexibandidos (1945 toon)

by Memo Nericcio October 28, 2014 Cartoons
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I love it when my vocation and avocation converge as they do in this wonderful comic installment of Wonder Woman from the one and only Pappy’s Golden Age Comic Blogzine. Pappy explains: This delightfully oddball tale is set in Mexico with a beautiful eight-foot-tall señorita, bandits with bandoleros, Wonder Woman’s invisible plane, chains, bondage, and even […]

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Pre-Hispanic ingredients like bugs make Mexican food special (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN October 16, 2014 Cultura
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Long before the European invasion, the original inhabitants of Mexico were making amazingly complex food and taking complete of advantage of every creature that flew, swam, wriggled or crawled. That’s right. We’re talking edible insects. Correspondent Aissa García reports from Mexico, DF for Conexión Global on Caracas, Venezuela network teleSUR:

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La Cucaracha’s Latino Heritage Month Moment: Calendars (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz September 30, 2014 Cartoons
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Was Batman really BatMayan? One artist says ‘¡Si!’ (photos)

by HABLO PICASSO September 19, 2014 Cultura
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Long story short: Batman is 75 years old and Warner Home Entertainment Mexico and the Mexican Museum of Design commissioned local artists to make their own Batdudes — en estilo mexicano. Behance.net esplains:

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Massive ancient Mayan cities found deep in Mexican jungle

by Moctezuma Cortés August 25, 2014 El Now
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Archeologists have re-discovered two ancient Mayan cities deep in the Yucatan jungle — massive cities with plazas, buildings and pyramids, some over six stories high. One spectacular find was a monster mouth portal carved with a stylized earth monster eye and fangs along the doorway jamb (photo.) The cities, Lagunita and Tamchen, flourished in what […]

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Pocho Ocho top Aztec deities we could sure use today

by Malcolm Mex August 22, 2014 Cultura
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In these troubled times, God[ess] knows, we could use some help from indigenous, culturally-appropriate deities. Here are the Pocho Ocho top Aztec gods we could sure use today: 8. Chingilipochtli, god of payback 7. Guautemoc, god of amazement and wonder 6. Spocktezuma, god of living long and prospering tambien

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HipHopAlkatraz and Midget Loco: ‘Me-xicano’ (NSFW music video)

by JUAN Q. PUBLIC March 1, 2013 Cultura
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Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. HipHopAlkatraz and Midget Loco are proud to say Me Xicano. (NSFW language.)

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Mayans cooked their food with balls, archaeologists say

by Barney Asada December 3, 2012 Cultura
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The ancient Mayans cooked their food with balls, according to recent archaeological discoveries. The 1-2-inch clay balls were unearthed at an excavation of a kitchen at Escalera al Cielo in Yucatán. Thought to be 1000 years old, the balls contained microscopic pieces of maize, beans, squash and root crops.

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Scientists desecrate Mayan tomb of Chak, King of El Zotz (video)

by INDIANO JUANES July 24, 2012 Cultura
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The desecration of Mayan heritage sites by so-called scientists continues in Guatemala, and the invaders just released a video to trumpet their “rediscovery” of the ancient Mayan Temple of the Night Sun near the town of El Zotz. The interlopers will rediscover their fight or flight reactions on December 21 when they come face-to-face with […]

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LaChata’s Music Box: Aztlan Underground’s newest video ‘Our Nature’

by La Chata April 20, 2012 Cultura
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With love from LaChata: For 20 years, Aztlan Underground has presented an evolution of consciousness intertwined with pre-Colombian thoughts, feelings and sounds. In a search for the other — the unknown — Aztlan Underground gives birth to a visceral sound that challenges listeners. Check out their new, visually-stunning music video Our Nature. It starts with […]

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