archeology, Architecture, bilingual, En español, history, Indigenous Peoples, Mexico, Nature, Spanish Culture and Language

Cenote: Portal to the Underworld

Unique geology in Southern Mexico generated a feature important to the people who first lived there. In Maya cosmology, fresh water limestone reservoirs and caves in the Yucatan Peninsula were called cenotes. They were portals to the underworld. In the Yucatec Maya language they are called, D’zonot. Many of these pristine aquifers are hallowed to […]

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history, Indigenous Peoples

February: What’s On Your Bookshelf?

I’m joining the What’s On Your Bookshelf challenge for February! I’ve read three books so far this month, one non-fiction, one based on a true story and one YA fiction; Frederick Douglass, My Bondage and My Freedom; The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris; and Rebecca Roanhorse’s Race to the Sun. Frederick Douglass, My Bondage […]

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