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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…
10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About the Ancient Astronomical Complex of Chanquillo
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10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About the Ancient Astronomical Complex of Chanquillo

The thriteen towers of Chanquillo are consdiered the oldest astronomical complex in the Americas. Thousands of years ago, complex cultures…
10 Things You Should Know About Ancient Egypt’s First True Capital, the Lost City of Thinis
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10 Things You Should Know About Ancient Egypt’s First True Capital, the Lost City of Thinis

There are many ancient cities that have been lost to the “sands of time,” and Egypt’s first true capital, 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…
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…
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…
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…
Archaeologist Stunned by “Walls of Human Bones” Beneath Cathedral
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Archaeologist Stunned by “Walls of Human Bones” Beneath Cathedral

Archeologists working on Saint-Bavo’s Cathedral have been stunned by what their excavations have revealed; a wall that is entirely made…
Striking Archaeological Discovery Made in the Historic Center of Mexico City
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Striking Archaeological Discovery Made in the Historic Center of Mexico City

The remains of a pre-Hispanic temazcal discovered on a site near La Merced, in the Historic Center of Mexico City,…
Gold Bar Found in Mexico Belonged to Ancient Aztec Treasure
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Gold Bar Found in Mexico Belonged to Ancient Aztec Treasure

A new scientific analysis of a large gold bar found several decades ago in the center of present-day Mexico City…
Unwritten Mystery: 3 Things You Should Know About the Terrifying Ancient Aztec Skull Tower
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Unwritten Mystery: 3 Things You Should Know About the Terrifying Ancient Aztec Skull Tower

Beneath the heart of Mexico City, a group of archaeologists has unearthed a terrifying tower. It is no ordinary tower,…
37 Kilograms of Mica—Used Today in Electronics—Found in the Ancient City of Teotihuacan
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37 Kilograms of Mica—Used Today in Electronics—Found in the Ancient City of Teotihuacan

The sub valley of Mexico is home to what was once the largest ancient city in pre-Columbian America. Home to…
The Ancient Olmec Incorporated Magnetism in their Statues, and Made Use of Magnetic Anomalies
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The Ancient Olmec Incorporated Magnetism in their Statues, and Made Use of Magnetic Anomalies

The earliest description of magnetism was made by the Greek philosopher Thales of Miletus in the 6th century BC. However,…
Here Are 7 Lost Legendary Cities That Have Never Been Found
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Here Are 7 Lost Legendary Cities That Have Never Been Found

Throughout history, explorers, adventurers, and archeologists have spent lifetimes searching for long lost places, legendary cities, and hidden treasures. While…
Treasure Trove of Ancient Aztec War Sacrifices Found in Mexico City
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Treasure Trove of Ancient Aztec War Sacrifices Found in Mexico City

The discovery of a treasure trove of ancient Aztec War offering recently found on the steps of the Templo Mayor,…
Casas Grandes—A Sacred Ancient Site Unlike Any Other
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Casas Grandes—A Sacred Ancient Site Unlike Any Other

The archaeological site of Paquime, commonly referred to as Casas Grandes is located in the state of Chihuahua, in northern Mexico. The…
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