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Amazing Ancient Architects

For most, the word “pyramid” conjures images of ancient Egypt and the Pyramids of Giza. But other ancient cultures also boasted magnificent architecture. The Mayans of the Yucatan Peninsula left behind a vast urban complex at Chichen Itza that includes temples, arcades, an observatory, sports fields, and a magnificent stepped pyramid. 432 more words

Writing

Star Trek: TNG "Masks" and "Eye of the Beholder"

I’m going through “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and reviewing every episode, complete with commentary and a grade from A-F. I’ve also included a score and comment from my wife, who has never seen the show before. 743 more words

Star Trek

#FridayBookShare ~ The Emperor’s Second Wife (Rise of the Aztecs #3) by @ ZoeSaadia #Histfic @ShelleyWilson72

#FridayBookShare ~ an excellent idea created by Shelley Wilson

With the weekend approaching it’s the perfect time to seek out new books to read, so Shelley created a Friday Book Share meme to help search for that ideal read. 386 more words

Historical Fiction

The Mysterious Ruins of Tiahuanaco

Towards the Peruvian border, close by Lake Titicaca, lies a mysterious archaeological site known as Tiahuanaco, and apparently it was home to the first major civilisation to develop on the Bolivian Altiplano (a high plateau) of the Andes. 366 more words

Archaeology

Games of the Pagans

Fun and amusement have probably been a part of our lives since the earliest chapters of humanity. This was also true for the American continent before the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors. 54 more words

Now Available: Database of Mesoamerican Ethnobotany

Now available: the Mesoamerican Ethnobotanical Database. “Having already demonstrated that ancient botanical remains could be collected from lowland tropical locations during excavations of prehistoric Maya sites in Belize, the team discovered that few resources existed to identify the family, genus or species of the specimens…. 38 more words

New Resources

Aztecs

Statue of Xolotl, the dog faced god, twin of Quetzalcoatl, guide of the dead to Mictlan, the underworld
Image credit: Public domain (photo) / René Marquez (edition) 352 more words