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Mayans to Mars

Chocolate has endured a significant transformation throughout the ages. The consumption of cacao began in ancient Mesoamerica, the land of the Aztecs and Mayans, to today produced by chocolate corporations, such as Hershey and Mars, and distributed worldwide. 1,357 more words


Olmec Art on The Met's Timeline

New Essay on Olmec Art at The Met’s Timeline of Art History. 


Ancient Cities of the Maya: Ek' Balam, Chichén Itzá, Edzna, Palenque

24 Dec 2016-13 Jan 2017. From Don: I have to admit that I’m generally lazy when it comes to researching the history of the places that Alison and I visit all over the world. 1,484 more words


Jade, More Precious Than Gold

No stone was ever more important to the Mayan people than their precious Jade. In fact, the Maya believed it to be more desirable than gold. 127 more words



01-28- Jadeite #7.

Last day for the Jadeite. Even the atoms look like they want to run away from their cell – i.e. the large structure in the background. 60 more words

Applied Sciences


01-27- Jadeite #6.

I reduced the number of lattices to 10-5-10. That’s still a lot of atoms in that plate. Which brings a Feng Shui dilemma  – how do you best position a jadeite cell structure within a self-contained,  circular environment? 19 more words

Applied Sciences