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Huehueteotl: The Old Fire God Of The Aztec
June 22, 2017 · 1 Comment

A perfect example of a fascinating object that most visitors to HMNS don’t see, this ceramic figure of Huehueteotl is of Classic Veracruz origin. The Classic Veracruz Culture existed from roughly 100-1000 AD and is largely unknown to the general public because it is overshadowed by contemporaneous cultures like that of Teotihuacan and  later the […]

Aztec Crime And Punishment: Results Of The International Conference For The Codex Xolotl
June 16, 2017 · 4 Comments

By Jerry Offner, Associate Curator for Northern Mesoamerica Houston Museum of Natural science   The Houston Museum of Natural Science and La Bibliothèque nationale de France have been cooperating in a new and unique scientific endeavor: special imaging of two Aztec Codex documents from before the Spanish conquest. Part one of this article will discuss the imaging […]

New Special Exhibition at HMNS – Vanishing Arts: Highlights from the Beasley-Hwang Collection
March 14, 2017 · 2 Comments

Opening March 24 – FREE for Members Over a period of several decades, two medical doctors studied Hepatitis B in Asia. This husband and wife team, Dr. Palmer Beasley and Dr. Lu Yu Hwang, took advantage of their travels abroad to collect artifacts wherever they went. Sadly, Dr. Beasley passed away in 2012, and the […]

Teotihucan: A Land of Pyramids, Secret Tunnels and Robots
June 14, 2016 · Be The First To Comment

Archaeology is a field of study where patience is a virtue. Having a bit of luck doesn’t hurt either. In popular culture, archaeologists are seen as people who discover “lost cities,” “mysterious pyramids” and “precious treasures.” In real life, things are much more exciting. Consider a recent development in archaeological investigations in one of Mexico’s […]



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