Tag: zapotec

  • 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…

  • Tepache in Oaxaca

    Tepache in Oaxaca

    Originating from pre-Columbian times, tepache was traditionally made from corn, but modern versions typically use pineapple, brown sugar, and cinnamon. This fermented beverage, often sold in roadside stands, embodies the spirit of Mexican street food culture. Its slightly sweet, mildly alcoholic taste captures the essence of ancient recipes passed down through generations. We also see…

  • Cultural Threads at the Museo Textil de Oaxaca

    Cultural Threads at the Museo Textil de Oaxaca

    During our visit to Oaxaca, we explored the Museo Textil de Oaxaca, a modest yet captivating museum offering free admission. This museum is a treasure trove of regional textiles, showcasing the vibrant and diverse fabric of Oaxacan culture. A standout exhibit was “Huipiles Contemporáneos para Malintzin,” offering a profound dialogue on Mesoamerican textiles. It challenged…