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Cuba Cataloging Its Pre-Columbian Archaeological Sites, Over 3,000 Identified

Cuba Cataloging Its Pre-Columbian Archaeological Sites, Over 3,000 Identified

A project to catalogue Cuba's pre-Columbian archaeological sites has pinpointed the locations of more than 3,200 indigenous settlements, Communist Party daily Granma said Friday. continue reading »

Hip Hop and Art Collide: Jay-Z Films “Picasso Baby” Video at NY Gallery

Hip Hop and Art Collide: Jay-Z Films “Picasso Baby” Video at NY Gallery

A New York art gallery was the setting for Jay-Z's "Picasso Baby" video shoot this week, with the rapper merging the worlds of high-end art and hip hop. For six hours, the hippo mogul and award-winning rapper, recorded bits at Chelsea's Pace Gallery, continue reading »

The World of Tequila in Pictures

The World of Tequila in Pictures

Austin-based Photographer Joel Salcido has captured the world of tequila in a new exhibition currently being shown in Texas. The exhibit, "Aliento a Tequila," encapsulates the traditions of tequila and its culture in Mexico. continue reading »

2,000-Year Old Pyramid and Multiple Pre-Columbian Burial Sites Found in Veracruz, Mexico

2,000-Year Old Pyramid and Multiple Pre-Columbian Burial Sites Found in Veracruz, Mexico

The National Anthropology and History Institute, or INAH, announced the discovery of 30 pre-Columbian burials and a pyramid in an ancient settlement in eastern Mexico that could be up to 2,000 years old. continue reading »

23-Million-Year-Old Lizard Fossil Found in Mexico

23-Million-Year-Old Lizard Fossil Found in Mexico

Mexican scientists are studying a complete fossil of a lizard that lived some 23 million years ago and whose soft tissue remains have been preserved in amber. continue reading »

Owners Regain Control of Picasso’s Paris Studio Where He Painted 1936-1955

Owners Regain Control of Picasso’s Paris Studio Where He Painted 1936-1955

A French court has ordered the eviction of the cultural group that has been using the historic Paris studio where Spanish master Pablo Picasso painted "Guernica" in 1937. The loft has been owned since 1925 by the Chambre des Huissiers de Justice de Paris, or CHJP. continue reading »

Check Out ‘Dogchitecture’ in Mexico City

Check Out ‘Dogchitecture’ in Mexico City

Mexico City’s Polyforum Siqueiros museum is offering a new exposition aimed to please dog lovers and design enthusiasts alike. continue reading »

Vandalism Destroys 5,000 Year-Old Pyramid in Peru

Vandalism Destroys 5,000 Year-Old Pyramid in Peru

The 5,000 year-old El Paraiso pyramid survived the test of time but did not survive an apparent lands rights feud in Peru. continue reading »

Mexican Archaeologist to Map Ancient Mayan City of Chactun

Mexican Archaeologist to Map Ancient Mayan City of Chactun

Specialists are developing a map of archaeological sites in a little-known Mayan region in Mexico's Campeche state, where an ancient city now known as Chactun was discovered this year, the National Anthropology and History Institute, or INAH, said. continue reading »

1,200-Year-Old Untouched Pre-Incan Royal Tomb Discovered in Peru

1,200-Year-Old Untouched Pre-Incan Royal Tomb Discovered in Peru

Peruvian archaeologists along with researchers from National Geographic have announced the unprecedented discovery of a 1,200-year-old undisturbed royal tomb believed to belong to the elusive Wari civilization. continue reading »

U.S. Govt Seizes Picasso’s “Compotier et Tasse” Italians Want It in Fraud Case

U.S. Govt Seizes Picasso’s “Compotier et Tasse” Italians Want It in Fraud Case

The U.S. Department of Justice seized a work by Pablo Picasso valued at $11.5 million in the name of the Italian government, which is calling for it to be handed over in a case of fraud, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, said. continue reading »

Previously Unknown Mayan City Found in Campeche, Mexico Jungle

Previously Unknown Mayan City Found in Campeche, Mexico Jungle

Archaeologists have discovered a previously unknown Mayan city in the southeastern state of Campeche, which for its vast extension and characteristics is believed to have been a seat of government some 1,400 years ago, Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History, or INAH, said. continue reading »

Goya Drawing “Si Yerras los Tiras!” to be Auctioned Off in London

Goya Drawing “Si Yerras los Tiras!” to be Auctioned Off in London

The Goya drawing "Si yerras los tiras!" (If you miss the mark!), a political allegory in which the figure may be King Ferdinand VII, will be sold at auction on July 2 in London, Christie's said. continue reading »

Mexican Marine Archaeologists Identify Sunken Ships

Mexican Marine Archaeologists Identify Sunken Ships

Marine archaeologists have been working for years to identify and tell the stories of ships that sank in Mexican waters. "When you go in the water, you know that what you are seeing, if it was a maritime accident, many lives were lost," marine archaeologist Helena Barba Meinecke told Efe. continue reading »

Fauna that Lived in Ancient Mayan Times Survives Climate Change

Fauna that Lived in Ancient Mayan Times Survives Climate Change

Fauna that was prevalent at the height of the ancestral Mayan culture has survived prolonged droughts, hurricanes and the deleterious effects of climate change on biodiversity in the areas where the cities of that millennial culture stood, experts say. continue reading »