Category Archives: Arqueology & Anthropology

Prehispanic sites and culture

The Maya People and the prophecies

by: Carlos Quintana Everybody has something to say about today, so it was my intention to write another version about December 21st, the calendar, winter solstice, its prophecies and doomsday. I guess I am not up to it today too … Continue reading

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The Story of Our Lady of Guadalupe

From: The Community of the Franciscans of the Renewal (based on the original account) December 9th, 1531, the feast of the Immaculate Conception. Juan Diego, a recent convert to the Catholic faith, was walking to attend the early morning Mass … Continue reading

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Maya Museum in Cancun

by Carlos Quintana After years of haggling for the resources to have a new  museum, with an investment of nearly 200 million pesos (+- 15,400 K.Dlls US) and almost six years in the making the Mayan Museum in Cancun was … Continue reading

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Day of the Dead

by La Voz de Mexico It sounds ominous to those of us from European backgrounds. Naturally we think of Halloween, the ancient Celtic festival which has come to represent the return of ghosts and goblins and a night of evil … Continue reading

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Conchero’s sanctuaries and pilgrimages

Yolotl González Torres INAH, Mexico Pilgrimages in Mexico are very common ritual practices which generally take place in Catholic sanctuaries with a strong pre-Hispanic syncretism as we shall explain later. According to written texts by the chroniclers there were many … Continue reading

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