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Archaeologists Find Dozen Mayan Burial Sites Near Chichen Itza

Archaeologists Find Dozen Mayan Burial Sites Near Chichen Itza

Mexican archaeologists have found a dozen Mayan burial sites dating back more than 1,200 years at the Xtojil site, located some 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Chichen Itza in the Yucatan Peninsula, the National Anthropology and History Institute, or INAH, said. continue reading »

Monarch Butterfly Used as Symbol for Immigration in Chicago Art Exhibit

Monarch Butterfly Used as Symbol for Immigration in Chicago Art Exhibit

"Viajeras" (Travelers), an art exhibit that will open here this week, tries to make a connection between the long southbound migrations of Monarch butterflies to their winter home in Mexico and the Mexican immigrants w continue reading »

Archaeologists Find 4,000 Yr-Old Shaman Stones in Panama

Archaeologists Find 4,000 Yr-Old Shaman Stones in Panama

Archaeologists working at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama have discovered a cluster of 12 unusual stones in the back of a small, prehistoric rock-shelter near the town of Boquete continue reading »

Artist-Turned-Spy Tony Mendez Presents “Argo” at Golden Globes

Artist-Turned-Spy Tony Mendez Presents “Argo” at Golden Globes

Over the weekend, Ben Affleck won the Golden Globe for Best Director for his work on Argo, but all the buzz around the film has not just been good for Affleck and the film’s other stars. continue reading »

Was it Murder? - Chilean Artist Jorge Selarón Found Dead Near His Work in Brazil

Was it Murder? - Chilean Artist Jorge Selarón Found Dead Near His Work in Brazil

The body of Chilean artist Jorge Selarón was found in Brazil near one of his most recognizable works of art, the Escadaria Selarón (Selarón's Steps). continue reading »

Latino Blotter: Man Who Vandalized Picasso Painting in Museum Arrested at Border

Latino Blotter: Man Who Vandalized Picasso Painting in Museum Arrested at Border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested a man wanted out of Houston, Texas for vandalizing a famous Picasso painting. continue reading »

Prehispanic Teotihuacans Exhumed Dead and Used Make-Up in After-Death Rituals

Prehispanic Teotihuacans Exhumed Dead and Used Make-Up in After-Death Rituals

In the case of the Teotihuacans, these cosmetics were used as part of the after-death ritual to honour their city’s most important people. continue reading »

Spain’s Rubén Belloso Adorna Creates Amazingly Realistic Pastel Art (PHOTOS)

Spain’s Rubén Belloso Adorna Creates Amazingly Realistic Pastel Art (PHOTOS)

Artist Rubén Belloso Adorna, of Seville, Spain has created some of the most realistic looking faces we’ve ever seen. Perhaps even more impressive is the fact that he creates them using pastels. continue reading »

Long-Hidden Frida Kahlo Garments on Display at Casa Azul through Nov. ‘13

Long-Hidden Frida Kahlo Garments on Display at Casa Azul through Nov. ‘13

Four years after the death of the world's most famous Latin artist, Frida Kahlo, her home, Casa Azul, was transformed into a museum using a trust created b continue reading »

Nearly Intact 1,200 Year-Old Funerary Vessel Identified in Oaxaca, Mexico Temples

Nearly Intact 1,200 Year-Old Funerary Vessel Identified in Oaxaca, Mexico Temples

nformation surrounding an exceptional effigy vessel, found a few months ago in a mortuary temple at the Atzompa Archaeological Zone in Oaxaca continue reading »