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Aztec Tribal Piercings – Aztec Nose Rings, Lip Plugs & Ear Spools

Aztec tribal piercings included ear spools, nose rings & lip plugs. As with Aztec clothing, the significance of Aztec body piercing was more than...

The Aztec Atlatl Spear Throwing Device

The Aztec atlatl spear throwing device was a ranged weapon commonly used by Aztec elite warriors. Atlatl darts could be thrown with power and...

Day of the Dead is not Halloween

Unlike Halloween or All Saints Day, Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, welcomes death, embraces the unknown and laughs at the...

Aztec War Resources – Recommended Books about Aztec Warfare

Recommended Aztec history books for anyone wishing to learn about Aztec war, Aztec military history and Aztec warrior and weapon types. For the Aztecs, war...

Aztec Jaguar Warrior and Eagle Warrior Knights

Aztec Jaguar Warrior & Eagle Warrior knights were part of the Aztec military elite societies, veteran Aztec warriors who had captured at least four...

Aztec Food – What Did the Aztecs Eat?

What did the Aztecs eat, and how did the Aztec food supply fulfill the nutritional requirements of one of Mesoamerica's greatest civilizations? The Aztec food...

The Aztecs: The Last Great Empire of Ancient America

The Aztecs were the last empire to flourish in Central America before the arrival of Hernan Cortes and the Spanish Conquistadores. The least known and...

What Happened to Eva Peron’s Body?

Many people have seen the movie Evita which chronicles Eva Peron’s rise to power in Argentina. However, the movie ends just as things really...

The Mysterious City of Teotihuacan

Teotihuacan was one of the most sophisticated and powerful cities in Pre-Colombian Mexico. No one knows who exactly built it or why they abandoned...

Male Domination in Latin American Society

Citizenship in Latin America had traditionally been extremely divided. From Independence well into the twentieth century, only wealthy males were allowed to participate in...

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The Story Behind Christmas Carols

During the pre-Christian days in Europe, carols were originally pagan songs celebrating the winter solstice. In ancient Rome and Greece, the people sang carols for...

Medieval Christmas Traditions

The Christmas of the Middle Ages combined a rich mixture of secular, pagan Druid customs with the evolving religious Christian traditions. The Christmas celebrations of...

History and Meaning of Black Friday

Hordes of edgy predawn shoppers line up for hours outside stores on the day after Thanksgiving for deals, deals, deals! Everyone knows that Black Friday...