HISTORY OF MEXICO

Bacalar registers its foundation in 1544, in a region dominated by swamps, jungles, and mangroves, an action that responded in good measure to the location of what is currently known as the Bacalar Lagoon or Lagoon of the Seven Colors. By 1696, the town was abandoned due to the difficult living conditions suffered by its inhabitants, in addition to...

For the different governments of the 19th century, the transportation revolution brought about by the arrival of the railroad meant a symbol of economic progress and modernity. In fact, practically all over the world, the class in power tried to promote its construction, some with more fortune than others, and for this purpose, they set themselves...

Silversmithing in Taxco in its early years was based on primitive and very traditional techniques. Due to the abundance of silver, silver was worked directly from the metal, for which furnaces were used with cedarwood, in a forge that extracted the metal at high temperatures. The second step was the lamination by heating and forging with a hammer;...

After the conquest of Mexico Tenochtitlan 500 years ago, and of the Yucatan Peninsula (1547), people, products, ideas, and, of course, diseases were transported aboard the ships, which led to epidemics and pandemics on land. Many of them began to be associated with the poor sanitation, hygiene, and food conditions that prevailed during the ocean...

Talking about astronomy in pre-Hispanic times may evoke the image of ancestors observing the stars at different times of their lives, that is, both day and night; during sunrises or sunsets; but we must also consider that this was done during such a trivial time of the day as in the case of this article, noon when the zenithal passage...

During the discovery of the Maya culture in the 19th century and its subsequent study, researchers defined the Maya as peaceful beings living in stone cities, governed by wise priests dedicated to astronomy, believing they had found the utopian society described by Thomas More. Nothing could be further from the truth. From the end of the 20th...

It is a well-known story and not. Everyone knows it when you say the Nao de China ("China ship"). If you mention the Manila galleon. It's not simple, but we'll take a look at how the 16th-century exchange of plants and animals between Asia and America also influenced the world's food transformation.