The powerful and prosperous ancient Kingdom of Lanna covered most of northern Thailand as well as parts of eastern Burma, western Laos, and across neighboring parts of southern China from the 13th to 18th centuries. Chiang Mai was the capital of the kingdom and at the heart of its culture.
The National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia) in Mexico City is widely considered one of the world’s best and most important museums. The extensive museum contains the world’s largest collections of prehispanic archaeological and anthropological artifacts from Mexican and Mesoamerican civilizations.
The city of Guanajuato (gwah-nah-HWAH-toh) is a cobblestoned colonial gem in the mountains of central Mexico. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a charming and picturesque city with a distinctive European flavor.
We visited Pompeii for the first time about a decade ago and to this day it remains one […]
I came across a brief article today on the Past Horizons website noting that archaeologists at the site of Tehuacan in Puebla, Mexico believe they’ve identified a mid-fourteenth century shrine to the Aztec god Mictlantecuhtli (pron. Mict-lan-te-cuht-li) or ‘Lord of the Land of the Dead’.
Just last night I wrote a post about hosting my first Dia de los Muertos celebration, so I’d already been thinking about Mexico’s deeply rooted views that life and death are fundamentally interconnected.