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11 Things You Should Know about Hernan Cortes: The Conqueror of the Aztecs
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11 Things You Should Know about Hernan Cortes: The Conqueror of the Aztecs

History remembers Hernan Cortes as the most ruthless of all Spanish conquistadors. Historians often criticize the inhumane methods of subduing…
Ancient Aztec Pyramid-Shaped Structure Found–10 Things You Need to Know
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Ancient Aztec Pyramid-Shaped Structure Found–10 Things You Need to Know

Archaeologists conducting research and conservation work in the ancient settlement of Tlacochcalco have discovered a previously unknown Aztec pyramidal structure.…
Ancient Artworks: 8 Iconic Works of Art from the Ancient World
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Ancient Artworks: 8 Iconic Works of Art from the Ancient World

Recently, I wrote about some of the instruments that shaped humanity and realized that amidst the development of civilization, a…
10 Facts About The Quinametzin — The Giants of Aztec Mythology
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10 Facts About The Quinametzin — The Giants of Aztec Mythology

Descriptions of giants are common in religious books and historical texts around the world, including in Central America. Giants such…
Archaeologists Unearth Ancient Bas-Relief of Golden Eagle Beneath Destroyed Ancient Pyramid
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Archaeologists Unearth Ancient Bas-Relief of Golden Eagle Beneath Destroyed Ancient Pyramid

Mexico City is not only the capital but also the largest city in Mexico. There are many historical and architectural…
10 Ancient Mesoamerican Deities Worshipped In The Americas You Probably Never Heard Of
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10 Ancient Mesoamerican Deities Worshipped In The Americas You Probably Never Heard Of

If you think the ancient Egyptians or Greeks had many gods, you should see how many Mesoamerican deities were worshiped…
Unwritten Mystery: The “Golden” Chamber Under The Pyramids of Teotihuacan
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Unwritten Mystery: The “Golden” Chamber Under The Pyramids of Teotihuacan

Teotihuacan was born in modern-day Mexico more than 2,000 years ago by an unknown civilization. During the heyday of the…
10 Longest Wars in Ancient and Medieval History You Probably Haven’t Heard Of
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10 Longest Wars in Ancient and Medieval History You Probably Haven’t Heard Of

Unfortunately or not, war has occupied a significant part of human life from the dawn of humanity. The earliest historical…
The Ancient Worship of the Sun, and 5 Ancient Civilizations That Venerated It
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The Ancient Worship of the Sun, and 5 Ancient Civilizations That Venerated It

Thousands of years ago, cultures around the globe worshipped the sun. This comes as no surprise since the sun is the…
5 Things We Think Are Unique to “Modern Society” But Already Existed in Ancient Rome
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5 Things We Think Are Unique to “Modern Society” But Already Existed in Ancient Rome

When we think about ancient civilizations and cultures, many of us wrongly believe that these ancient societies were far from…
3 Ancient Mesoamerican Civilizations You’ve Probably Never Heard About
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3 Ancient Mesoamerican Civilizations You’ve Probably Never Heard About

When people get asked about Mesoamerican civilizations, few mention other cultures than the Aztecs and the Mayans. Especially in the…
Did Ancient Romans Travel to Mexico? 5 Curious Facts About the Calixtlahuaca Head
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Did Ancient Romans Travel to Mexico? 5 Curious Facts About the Calixtlahuaca Head

Did the ancient Romans reach America more than a thousand years before Columbus or any other conquistador? This question emerged…
The Story Behind the Disturbing Ancient Aztec Death Whistle in 5 Interesting Facts
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The Story Behind the Disturbing Ancient Aztec Death Whistle in 5 Interesting Facts

What made the Aztec Death Whistle striking is not the strange skull-shaped item but the belief that it was a…
Here Are 3 of the Largest Ancient Mesoamerican Cities You’ve Probably Never Heard About
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Here Are 3 of the Largest Ancient Mesoamerican Cities You’ve Probably Never Heard About

The ancient Mesoamerican civilizations had some of the most extraordinary cultures in history and built many of the most magnificent…
7 Fascinating Ancient Aztec Artifacts You Probably Didn’t Know Existed
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7 Fascinating Ancient Aztec Artifacts You Probably Didn’t Know Existed

Archaeology is a tool used by mankind to peer into the past. It helps write history, and from time to…
Tenochtitlan: 10 Facts About the Ancient Aztec Capital You Probably Didn’t Know
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Tenochtitlan: 10 Facts About the Ancient Aztec Capital You Probably Didn’t Know

Tenochtitlan, the great capital of the Mexica (as the Aztecs referred to themselves), became one of the most important cities…
5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Moctezuma’s Cursed Lost Treasure
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5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Moctezuma’s Cursed Lost Treasure

One of the greatest mysteries of the ancient Aztec Empire is a great ancient treasure, said to have belonged to…
10 Awesome Mesoamerican Discoveries That Left Experts Awestruck
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10 Awesome Mesoamerican Discoveries That Left Experts Awestruck

Mesoamerica is a historical region and cultural field in North America. They contributed a lot to the society and introduced…
Uncanny Similarities Between Ancient Deities Among Distant, Unconnected Civilizations
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Uncanny Similarities Between Ancient Deities Among Distant, Unconnected Civilizations

The history of the development of civilization on Earth is far from understood. There are missing links wherever we look.…
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