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Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica

Mayan Codex: Codices (Paper Media) Were Destroyed By Co...

January 4, 2021

(Joern Haufe/Getty Images) At the peak of its power, the Mayan Empire of Mesoamerica was a complex culture with sophisticated systems of mathematics, astronom...

Harmonic Convergence: Planets Aligning In Real-Life Sta...

August 16, 2020

Everyone sit down, close your eyes, and say "Ommmmmmmmm." In 1987, the call for the world's first synchronized global peace meditation went out, bringing peo...

This Is What Ancient Mesoamerican Ritual Human Sacrific...

July 30, 2020

(Unknown artist/Wikimedia Commons) Hundreds of thousands of people a year were sacrificed by the Aztecs around 1000 B.C., usually via the removal of the heart...

Flayed Lord Xipe Totec: An Ancient God Without Skin Dug...

May 17, 2020

Xipe Totec Impersonator, 600-900 AD (Late Classic). (Walters Art Museum/Wikimedia Commons) The first temple to the most metal of all the Aztec Gods, Xipe Tote...

Ancient Mesoamericans Invented Rubber 3,000 Years Befor...

January 23, 2020

Rubber played a big part in the traditional Mesoamerican ballgame, which was played by many civilizations in Mesoamerica. (Photo by Alex Peña/LatinContent via G...

The Ancient Olmec Were So Big-Headed

June 17, 2019

Olmec art, Colossal stone head of a warrior. Source: (Photo by De Agostini via Getty Images/De Agostini via Getty Images) Easter Island and Mount Rushmore don’t have monopolies on ...