Mexico City’s Templo Mayor

Photo: Centro February 21, 1978 was a landmark day in Mexico City. A ditch digger struck something with his shovel. Scraping the dirt away, construction workers noticed it was an unusual sculpture. Work stopped at the corner of Guatemala and Argentina. Archaeologists were summoned. The carved stone disk had been uncovered that depicted the dismembered …

Oaxaca Chocolate

Photo: Name the flower Chocolate is not just a dessert in Oaxaca. Here is our updated insider’s guide for drinking, eating and buying cacao products. July 7 is World Chocolate Day, chocolate said to have been introduced in Europe on July 7, 1550. We celebrate #WorldChocolateDay by giving a shoutout to Doña Lucia and family, …

Aztecs

Photo: Mexico City Museum 2019 is the 500th anniversary of 1519’s landing of the Spanish. More about this online 1519 – 2019 The Aztecs, also known as Mixecas or Nahuas, founded their capital, Tenochitlán, in 1325. In only two centuries, the Aztecs rose from a wandering tribe to the rulers of an enormous empire. Throughout …