Tag: mixtec

  • Discovering History at the National Museum of Anthropology

    Discovering History at the National Museum of Anthropology

    We went to the National Museum of Anthropology and we were captivated by the beauty of these artifacts. Stone of the Sun is an intricately carved basalt disk that is one of the most iconic artifacts of Aztec civilization. The stone measures about 12 feet in diameter and weighs approximately 24 tons. It was discovered…

  • Different eras in Mexican history

    Different eras in Mexican history

    Table summarizing the different eras in Mexican history, along with the status of indigenous civilizations like the Aztecs and Mixtecs during these periods: Era Description Status of Indigenous civilizations Pre-Columbian Development of early human civilizations like the Olmecs, Maya, Zapotecs, Toltecs, and Aztecs. Thriving and culturally rich societies like the Aztecs, Maya, and others. Pre-Hispanic…

  • More history at Museum of Cultures of Oaxaca

    More history at Museum of Cultures of Oaxaca

    Zapotec Civilization Flourishes at Monte Albán (500 BC – 750 AD) The height of Monte Albán’s urban and cultural development, indicating the Zapotec civilization’s early prominence. Late Classic Period of Zapotec (Around 900 AD) The anthropomorphic funerary urn representing Xipe Totec reflects the religious practices during this period. Mixtec Expansion (11th – 12th Centuries) The…

  • Tomb Seven at Monte Albán

    Tomb Seven at Monte Albán

    I had the privilege of stepping back in time at the Museum of Cultures of Oaxaca, Santo Domingo, an experience that left me in awe of the rich Zapotec and Mixtec cultures. The museum, housed in the stunning 16th-century Santo Domingo de Guzmán complex, is a treasure trove of history, art, and archaeology. Tomb Seven…