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Monte Alban
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Monte Alban

Part of the sacred precinct of Monte Alban, in the Oaxaca Valley of Mexico. The site was the capital of the Zapotec Civilization from c. 500 BCE to c. 900 CE.
Lake Texcoco
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Lake Texcoco

A map of Lake Texcoco and the Valley of Mexico indicating the principal settlements c. 1519 CE, including the Aztec Triple Alliance cities of Tenochtitlan, Texcoco and Tlacopan.
The Tarascan Empire
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The Tarascan Empire

A map of Mexico indicating in green the extent of the Tarascan empire in the late Post-Classic period (1350-1520 CE) and the Tarascan capital of Tzintzuntzan. Indicated in grey is the contemporary Aztec empire.
Lord Pacal
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Lord Pacal

K'inich Janaab' Pacal otherwise known as Lord Pacal and Pacal the Great, 603-683 CE and Mayan king of Palenque. (National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City)
Chocolate Beaker
Image by Mary Harsch (photographed at the de Young Museum of Fine Arts)

Chocolate Beaker

Vase for pouring chocolate, earthenware, Belize, Late Classic Maya, Altun-Ha style. (De Young Museum of Fine Arts, San Francisco)
Temple of the Moon, Teotihuacan
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Temple of the Moon, Teotihuacan

The Temple of the Moon at Teotihuacan, Mexico, c. 150 CE.
Mesoamerican Ballgame Players
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Mesoamerican Ballgame Players

A ceramic vessel with painted scenes of Maya players of the Mesoamerican ballgame. Guatemala, 700-800 CE. (St. Louis Art Museum, Missouri)
Temple at Tulum by Catherwood
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Temple at Tulum by Catherwood

In the early 1840's Frederick Catherwood and John Lloyd Stephens extensively explored many of the ruined cities of the ancient Maya. Catherwood's drawings complemented Stephens' text in his best-selling books Incidents of Travel in Central...
Costa Rica, 16th century CE
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Costa Rica, 16th century CE

Map of Costa Rica in the 16th century CE.
Pyramid  of the Feathered Serpent, Xochicalco
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Pyramid of the Feathered Serpent, Xochicalco

A detail of the pyramid platform known as the 'Pyramid of the Feathered Serpent', Xochicalco, central Mexico. The four walls of the structure have relief carvings which include large feathered serpents and they form a four-sided open enclosure...