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HMNS Weekly Happenings
April 3, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

Lecture – Chocolate, Corn and Floating Farms: the Marvel of Aztec Foods by Dirk Van Tuerenhout Is it possible that the Aztecs may help feed a hungry planet tomorrow? The Aztecs developed revolutionary farming techniques that were a marvel. They also gave us many things we have in our pantry today, but also ate foods […]

Pirate Treasure At HMNS…?
September 19, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

So today is National Talk Like a Pirate Day, and a lot of people have been asking me if we have any pirate-related (piratical?) objects in our collection at HMNS. One thing I can say with certainty is that a pirate in a jam would be lucky to find himself roaming through our halls. We […]

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 […]



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