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Aztecs

La Malinche: The Spanish Doña Who Was A Maya Slave Who Was An Aztec Princess
July 14, 2017 · 3 Comments

Sunday June 30, 1520, a day that will become known as La Noche Triste,“The Night of Sorrows”. The sun has set behind the rugged, volcanic peaks that ring the Valley of Mexico and there’s a light shower falling as is common in Mexico City during June. But the rain is falling on a very different city […]

Le Monde des Aztèques [The World of the Aztecs]
November 16, 2011 · Be The First To Comment

This blog entry is different from any of the ones I have ever written before. It contains a book review and commentary on the current state of book reviews in the US.  A while back, I was asked by a friend and former museum colleague to review a French-language book on the Aztecs. I agreed, […]

100 years – 100 Objects: Aztec Stone Figure
July 27, 2009 · 2 Comments

The Houston Museum of Natural Science was founded in 1909 – meaning that the curators of the Houston Museum of Natural Science have been collecting and preserving natural and cultural treasures for a hundred years now. For this yearlong series, our current curators have chosen one hundred exceptional objects from the Museum’s immense storehouse of […]

May Book List: Hispanic Culture
May 5, 2009 · 1 Comment

One of the best ways for children to learn about different cultures is through literature.  When children read about other cultures, their respect for that culture grows as their knowledge of it increases.  And, when children see themselves in books it enhances their self-esteem and helps them develop pride in their culture.  In addition to […]


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