HISTORY OF MEXICO

The problem of counterfeiting in Mexico dates back to the pre-Hispanic period and was present during the Viceroyalty with the circulation of the first coins, a product of a period in which mining was so profitable that it allowed the accumulation of wealth in fine metals.

The circus tradition as we know it today arrived approximately 200 years ago from England, however, some of the acts that are practiced in many of the shows around the world, have their origin in pre-Hispanic times, in rituals such as the xocuahpatollin, the matlanchines, and the Papantla flyers.

More than 480 years after the conquest of Mexico, the worship of deities such as Tlaloc is still alive among the peasant communities of the state of Morelos. In charge of bringing beneficial weather for the crops and defending them from the "bad winds", the idolatry to the "God of rain" is an example that the Mesoamerican cosmovision has not...

If the entire world's atomic arsenal were to explode at the same time, it would not emit the same amount of energy that was released 65 million years ago, when an object from outer space hit the Earth and wiped out more than 50 percent of the planet's living species, including the dinosaurs: such an explosion is inconceivable, difficult to...

More than three thousand years ago, the lack of stones and other construction materials was not an impediment for Olmec hands to build magnificent pyramids and residential complexes made of earth or clay mixed with vegetable matter. Today, and after several centuries, this millenary construction technique is still used in some indigenous...

In 1939, the American Charles Goodyear discovered -by chance- the chemical process that would later be known as vulcanization, this happened when he mixed rubber with sulfur and formed a hard and resistant mass, however, more than 3,500 years ago, the Olmecs used a similar procedure to create rubber balls for ceremonial use, for the ball game and...