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Tala, Jalisco: A thousand-year-old Mexican city inside a geological wonderland John Pint

Tala is a small town located 30 kilometers due west of Guadalajara and best known for its large, government-operated sugar refinery, infamous for being the major polluter of Lake La Vega. Two thousand... read more

Busting ghosts at Xochicalco, Morelos: A UNESCO World Heritage Site Anthony Wright

A ghostly aura emanates from the site - in part, perhaps, due to a lack of crowds. - The pyramid forms part of the archaeological zone of Xochicalco, which shimmers in heat and eerie solitude on a plateau among verdant surrounds in the southwest of the state of Morelos, 23 miles from Cuernavaca. A ghostly aura emanates from the site - in part, perhaps, due to a lack of crowds that permeate Xochicalco's more famous cousins elsewhere in Mexico.

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Cities beneath our feet Ed Fesler

Poking around an archaeological site that's still being dug out is fun. It was my first experience. Five friends and I had the further pleasure of having it all to ourselves while we were there. Work h... read more

Did You Know? The oldest ballgame in the Americas Tony Burton

Baseball is not the oldest ballgame in the Americas Forget modern "traditions" like the World Series! Forget soccer, tennis and golf! By far the oldest ballgame in the Americas is the little known ga... read more

Did You Know? Archaeologists have found fifteen-hundred-year-old kitchens Tony Burton

Mexican cuisine has been one of the country's most successful cultural exports over the past twenty years or so and most large towns in North America and Europe now boast at least one Mexican restauran... read more

Ruins in the rain forest: An excursion to La Selva Lacandona Carson Brown

Many visitors in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, realize that the quaint mountain town, aside from being a destination in itself, is a perfect jumping-off point for dozens of side-trips. Surround... read more

Copper Canyon, Chihuahua, Mexico by Richard D. Fisher Reviewed by Allan Cogan

I suspect this may turn out more like a travel article than a book review. In late March we took a tour through the length of the Copper Canyon and I find it difficult to know how to write about this book without bringing in various aspects of the Canyon trip itself. It really is a spectacular journey and Richard Fisher's account does total justice to the subject matter. This is a large format quality paperback and it contains hundreds of excellent photos of the people and places one encounters along the way. I can't imagine a better souvenir to take away. read more

Did you know? A sacred game Teresa Kendrick

The ancient game of amalla was not mere sport. The ballcourt was a "middleworld" between gods and humans, a battleground for the cosmic tension between life and death, good and evil, sacrifice and... read more

The sky cities of Queretaro Bill Begalke

The Saturday movie-matinee feature of pre-television history introduced my entire generation to the mystery and adventure of lost cities lurking in the dank depths of the world's remote jungles. Great ... read more

Dog with a human mask: The ceramic dogs from Colima Cat Gonzales

Mexicans love wearing masks. My favorite is a statue of a dog wearing a human mask created about 300 A.D, and found near Colima. Masks are part of the Christmas pastorelas, depicting the devil, ... read more

The Mayan Civilization Time Line Luis Dumois

Based on the 'Mystery of the Maya'   OVERVIEW B.C. 1000-1000 Olmec ... read more

The Zone Of Silence of nothern Mexico - scientific marvel or just fiction? Andrea Kaus

The MapimI Reserve overlaps an area known as La Zona del Silencio (the Zone of Silence) which attracts tourists and curiousity-seekers from all over the world. These people and their guides are locally referred to as zoneros or silenciosos. They are generally considered to be slightly daft or a nuisance, but they represent a substantial population of strangers who wish to see, experience, and take away with them read more
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