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Mexican pre-Columbian Cultures

  Mexico is a country with a profusion of cultural and historical wealth.               Five hundred years ago, it became the melting pot of Spanish and indigenous groups from which the mestizo of modern Mexico was born.   There are relics of the past that gives evi... Read More

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The Teotihuacan Civilization: Important Facts

The archeological zone of Teotihuacán, México, is located approximately 40 miles northeast of México City. There is little doubt that Teotihuacán was a major city-state that housed a complex urban society.    Teotihuacan was established in the year 200 B.c.    The Teotihuacan were... Read More

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The National Museum of Anthropology

"...As long as the world exists, the glory and honor of México Tenochitlán must not be forgotten." Chimalpahín Quauhtlehuatzin             Neither conquest nor time, nor new foreign influences have been able to erase from the Mexican memory, the splendor of its pre-Hispanic ... Read More

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Mesoamerica: Ancient Middle America

  Mesoamerica was a cultural region, that originated more than 3000 years ago. It was divided into areas, differentiated from each other but with many common features. It extended from central Mexico to Nicaragua & Costa Rica.   The first humans who arrived in America had already ... Read More

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General Ignacio Zaragoza: Cinco de Mayo Hero

Spanish Cinco de Mayo Hero When "Cinco de Mayo" is mentioned in Mexico, one of the most symbolic battles in the Mexican collective unconscious immediately comes to mind: the Battle of Puebla. General Ignacio Zaragoza, with only a small army, took on the powerful French forces of Napoleon III dur... Read More

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Cinco de Mayo Facts

1.   Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day.   2.   Cinco de Mayo is celebrated every May 5 to observe the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Independence Day is  September 16.   3.   The Battle of Puebla took place in the State of Puebla.   4.   Benito Juarez was Mexico’s P... Read More
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