Porfirio Díaz standing next to the Aztec Sun Stone. The Aztec calendar stone, Mexica sun stone, Stone of the Sun (Spanish: Piedra del Sol), or Stone of the Five Eras, is a large monolithic sculpture that was excavated in the Zócalo, the main square of Mexico City, on December 17, 1790. It was discovered while Mexico City Cathedral was being repaired. The stone is approximately 12 feet across and weighs approximately 24 tons.

Porfirio Díaz standing next to the Aztec Sun Stone. The Aztec calendar stone, Mexica sun stone, Stone of the Sun (Spanish: Piedra del Sol), or Stone of the Five Eras, is a large monolithic sculpture that was excavated in the Zócalo, the main square of Mexico City, on December 17, 1790. It was discovered while Mexico City Cathedral was being repaired. The stone is approximately 12 feet across and weighs approximately 24 tons.

The Olmecs are a mysterious culture considered by many as the Mother Civilization of Mesoamerica. Archaeological sources believe their civilization began around 1250 BC. However, there are also opinions that it is much older, and its origins date back to 3113 BC, when god Quetzalcoatl arrived to the region. While others suggest the Olmecs originally came from Africa and introduced a calendar, writing, pyramid and tomb construction, mummification, and religious traditions to the native…

The Olmecs are a mysterious culture considered by many as the Mother Civilization of Mesoamerica. Archaeological sources believe their civilization began around 1250 BC. However, there are also opinions that it is much older, and its origins date back to 3113 BC, when god Quetzalcoatl arrived to the region. While others suggest the Olmecs originally came from Africa and introduced a calendar, writing, pyramid and tomb construction, mummification, and religious traditions to the native…

Teotihuacan, Mexico - (detail of tserpents on temple) Temple of the Feathered Serpent is the modern-day name for the third largest pyramid at Teotihuacan, a pre-Columbian site in central Mexico. In the 1980s more than a hundred possibly-sacrificial victims were found buried beneath the structure. The burials, like the structure, are dated to some time between 150 and 200 CE.

Teotihuacan, Mexico - (detail of tserpents on temple) Temple of the Feathered Serpent is the modern-day name for the third largest pyramid at Teotihuacan, a pre-Columbian site in central Mexico. In the 1980s more than a hundred possibly-sacrificial victims were found buried beneath the structure. The burials, like the structure, are dated to some time between 150 and 200 CE.

La Piedra del Sol es un disco monolítico de basalto de olivino con inscripciones alusivas a la cosmogonía mexica y los cultos solares. Es común e incorrectamente llamada Calendario Azteca. Las interpretaciones sobre la función y el significado de este monolito son diversas entre especialistas desde su re descubrimiento en el siglo XVIII. Probablemente fue una plataforma de combate gladiatorio, involucrado probablemente en la festividad mexica Tlacaxipehualiztli. Mide 3,60 metros de diámetro

La Piedra del Sol es un disco monolítico de basalto de olivino con inscripciones alusivas a la cosmogonía mexica y los cultos solares. Es común e incorrectamente llamada Calendario Azteca. Las interpretaciones sobre la función y el significado de este monolito son diversas entre especialistas desde su re descubrimiento en el siglo XVIII. Probablemente fue una plataforma de combate gladiatorio, involucrado probablemente en la festividad mexica Tlacaxipehualiztli. Mide 3,60 metros de diámetro

Jimena Navarrete Rosete - Mexican model, actress and winner of Miss Universe 2010

Jimena Navarrete Rosete - Mexican model, actress and winner of Miss Universe 2010

La avenida San Juan de Letrán, poco antes de convertirse en el actual Eje Central Lázaro Cárdenas, en una imagen de mediados de los setenta. En ese entonces esta conocida vía era todavía de doble sentido, actualmente por ella circula el Trolebús. A la izquierda destaca el cine Teresa, y del lado derecho se aprecia un anuncio de la zapatería Manolo, que aún existe en la esquina con Vizcaínas; el edificio que se ve detrás fue demolido tras los sismos de 1985. Al fondo, la Torre…

La avenida San Juan de Letrán, poco antes de convertirse en el actual Eje Central Lázaro Cárdenas, en una imagen de mediados de los setenta. En ese entonces esta conocida vía era todavía de doble sentido, actualmente por ella circula el Trolebús. A la izquierda destaca el cine Teresa, y del lado derecho se aprecia un anuncio de la zapatería Manolo, que aún existe en la esquina con Vizcaínas; el edificio que se ve detrás fue demolido tras los sismos de 1985. Al fondo, la Torre…


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Pakal Sarcophagus Lid, Maya Temple of the inscriptions, Palenque.   « Pakal lies on top of the “earth monster.” Below him are the open jaws of a jaguar, symbolizing Xibalba. Above him is the Celestial Bird, perched atop the Cosmic Tree (represented by a cross) which, in turn, holds a Serpent in its branches. Thus, in the image Pakal lies between two worlds: the heavens and the underworld. »  (photo by Asaf Braverman; description from wikipedia)

Pakal Sarcophagus Lid, Maya Temple of the inscriptions, Palenque. « Pakal lies on top of the “earth monster.” Below him are the open jaws of a jaguar, symbolizing Xibalba. Above him is the Celestial Bird, perched atop the Cosmic Tree (represented by a cross) which, in turn, holds a Serpent in its branches. Thus, in the image Pakal lies between two worlds: the heavens and the underworld. » (photo by Asaf Braverman; description from wikipedia)

Temple of the Feathered Serpent (Pirámide de la Serpiente Emplumada), Teotihuacan, Mexico

Temple of the Feathered Serpent (Pirámide de la Serpiente Emplumada), Teotihuacan, Mexico

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