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Mass Sacrifice Found Near Aztec Temple

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Below street level in Mexico City, archaeologists have found a jumble of bones dating to the 1480s.

 

In the 1970s, construction workers unearthed numerous archaeological finds as the subway was being constructed.  The Mexican government decided to clear the several block of old colonial buildings to reveal the Templo Mayor, the ancient Aztec religious center.  Not coincidentally, the Spaniards built their religious center in the same place.  During the colonial era, the indigenous residents who spoke Spanish in Mexico City still referred to this portion of the city as la pirámide.  Today more finds such as this one are continuing to help us piece together the past of this immensely rich, multi-layered place filled with symbolic value. 

 

Tags: Mexico, LatinAmerica, historical, images, National Geographic, colonialism, place and culture.


Via Seth Dixon
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No surprise that the main square is likely built on an Aztec center. Previously unearthed ruins stand to prove part of the structures are there and like relics and religious artifacts, human remains can also tell the story.

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Cam E's curator insight, February 4, 11:58 AM

This should remind us all that we're quite literally built on the sacrifices of our ancestors, no pun intended. Many of the ancient cities of the world lay right under the surface of their modern counterparts, and the secrets yet discovered which they contain is enough to spend lifetimes studying!

Elizabeth Bitgood's curator insight, February 6, 10:42 AM

This article talks about not only the recent archeological find but the relevance of it.  Also included in this article are links to other relevant articles and a cool picture of the past superimposed over the modern day site.

Jess Deady's curator insight, April 17, 4:09 PM

It is not uncommon to find bones underneath rubble and construction sites. To find this amount of ancient bones and bodies underneath that whole place is quite absurd. Now that this has been exposed and people are aware of it, government has cleared the block and revealed the temple.

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Irish Bog Body Could Be World's Oldest - Archaeology Magazine

Irish Bog Body Could Be World's Oldest - Archaeology Magazine | Art | Scoop.it
Irish Bog Body Could Be World's Oldest http://t.co/PFVvuJRsk7 #archaeology

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We trample over our history if we aren't careful. We need to see beyond our nose, our hands and our wallet. We need to see with our hearts.

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Newly-Discovered Tomb Confirms That Badass Women Ran Ancient Peru

Newly-Discovered Tomb Confirms That Badass Women Ran Ancient Peru | Art | Scoop.it
Archaeologists in Peru have discovered a tomb belonging to a pre-Hispanic priestess, the eighth in over two decades -- which they say confirms their belief that powerful women ruled the region 1,200 years ago.

Via Laura Brown
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Are we at the turning point between Yin and Yang once again? How would this affect our world today?

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Lebbeus Woods, 1940 – 2012: The visionary architect, artist, and educator – who envisaged a world at war

Lebbeus Woods, 1940 – 2012:  The visionary architect, artist, and educator – who envisaged a world at war | Art | Scoop.it

Lebbeus Woods envisaged a world at war. The visionary architect, artist, and educator – who would have turned 73 today – drew cities under duress, buildings in the face of destruction, and landscapes confronting catastrophe. He imagined an underground city connecting divided Berlin, buildings designed for seismic hot zones that could move during earthquakes, and a utopian city that looked like an insect. He didn’t depict the world as it was, he depicted what it might be.

 His drawings were not proposals. They were experiments: architecture for architecture’s sake, answering questions clients would not ask, disobeying laws, of nature and government. They explored the politics of architecture, imagining the ruptures (of all types) created by war, natural disaster, violence, governments, etc. Beautifully rendered with uncanny realism, the drawings border on science-fantasy. Yet they are eerily believable.


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Mexican archaeologists reveal ancient Aztec school

Mexican archaeologists reveal ancient Aztec school | Art | Scoop.it

Archaeologists in Mexico teamed up with Spain for an ambitious exhibition that showcases dozens of artefacts from an exclusive school for the children of Aztec nobility.


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The calmecac was was where future Aztec leaders and warriors were trained.

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Mass Sacrifice Found Near Aztec Temple

Mass Sacrifice Found Near Aztec Temple | Art | Scoop.it

Below street level in Mexico City, archaeologists have found a jumble of bones dating to the 1480s.

 

In the 1970s, construction workers unearthed numerous archaeological finds as the subway was being constructed.  The Mexican government decided to clear the several block of old colonial buildings to reveal the Templo Mayor, the ancient Aztec religious center.  Not coincidentally, the Spaniards built their religious center in the same place.  During the colonial era, the indigenous residents who spoke Spanish in Mexico City still referred to this portion of the city as la pirámide.  Today more finds such as this one are continuing to help us piece together the past of this immensely rich, multi-layered place filled with symbolic value. 

 

Tags: Mexico, LatinAmerica, historical, images, National Geographic, colonialism, place and culture.


Via Seth Dixon
LilibethAndre's insight:

No surprise that the main square is likely built on an Aztec center. Previously unearthed ruins stand to prove part of the structures are there and like relics and religious artifacts, human remains can also tell the story.

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Cam E's curator insight, February 4, 11:58 AM

This should remind us all that we're quite literally built on the sacrifices of our ancestors, no pun intended. Many of the ancient cities of the world lay right under the surface of their modern counterparts, and the secrets yet discovered which they contain is enough to spend lifetimes studying!

Elizabeth Bitgood's curator insight, February 6, 10:42 AM

This article talks about not only the recent archeological find but the relevance of it.  Also included in this article are links to other relevant articles and a cool picture of the past superimposed over the modern day site.

Jess Deady's curator insight, April 17, 4:09 PM

It is not uncommon to find bones underneath rubble and construction sites. To find this amount of ancient bones and bodies underneath that whole place is quite absurd. Now that this has been exposed and people are aware of it, government has cleared the block and revealed the temple.

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Help fund "Women in Architecture" | News | Archinect

Help fund "Women in Architecture" | News | Archinect | Art | Scoop.it
Nina Freedman and Lori Brown are seeking funding for (@Indiegogo: How would the design of the built environment change if women were leading & equally represented?
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A group to create change for women in architecture.

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Popocatepetl volcano (Mexico) news and eruption updates / 2 Apr - 25 May 2013

Popocatepetl volcano (Mexico) news and eruption updates / 2 Apr - 25 May 2013 | Art | Scoop.it
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More of the science on the erruptions.

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Ancient Underwater Forest Much Older Than First Thought - wunderground.com

Ancient Underwater Forest Much Older Than First Thought - wunderground.com | Art | Scoop.it
An ancient forest found 60 feet underwater about 10 miles offshore of Alabama is much older than originally thought.

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When we find that what is out there is bigger than we know, doesn't it pay to protect it before we destroy it and never find out it even existed?

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V&A museum appoints first ever 'game designer in residence' to add virtual dimension to its collection

V&A museum appoints first ever 'game designer in residence' to add virtual dimension to its collection | Art | Scoop.it
Fans of the Victoria and Albert Museum may soon be able to experience its collection in a totally different way: by playing a computer game.

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Virtual art gains notoriety as fine art?

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Book

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The Lady of the Turquoise Pendant, by Lilibeth André  -  The Book An art book with a story... The story of Izta, the Aztec princess who must fight for her father's kingdom doomed to fall into the h...
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A literacy project to share cultural awareness.

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Women in art: why are all the 'great' artists men?

Women in art: why are all the 'great' artists men? | Art | Scoop.it
A new audit of the art world shows that every artist in the top 100 auction sales last year was a man, and just 8% of public art in central London was created by women.

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The disparity is compounded when a number of male artists count on their spouse to help support their career and family allowing them to fully dedicating themselves to their career.

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Philosophy of Art: Renaissance Impressionism Fine Art Quotes Pictures: Michelangelo, Rembrandt, da Vinci, Goya, Van Gogh, Monet, Picasso

Philosophy of Art: Renaissance Impressionism Fine Art Quotes Pictures: Michelangelo, Rembrandt, da Vinci, Goya, Van Gogh, Monet, Picasso | Art | Scoop.it
Philosophy Art Truth: Free gallery of fine art renaissance and impressionism paintings, pictures, portraits and quotes from famous artists and philosophers - Sandro Botticelli, Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Titian (Tiziano Vecellio), Caravaggio,...

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Classical masters and their work from the renaissance and impressionist style.

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Mexican smoke drifting our way

Mexican smoke drifting our way | Art | Scoop.it
In May 1998, wildfires in Mexico filled the sky with thick, acrid smoke that drifted north from the Bay of Campeche, cradled in the southern Gulf by the Yucatan Peninsula.
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The extra dry summer recalls the haze from 1998. The erruptions of Popocatepetl don't help but the rainy season begins.

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