archeology, Spanish Culture and Language

Dr. Martinez Strikes Gold

Martínez knew that no Latin American team had ever been granted an excavation permit in Egypt. No Egyptian she met had ever heard of the Dominican Republic. Did she have a chance to lead a project in that arid land? In order to seek permission to excavate in Egypt, groups are herded into Dr. Hawass’ […]

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Spanish Culture and Language

Santa or the 3 Wise Guys?

In the United States, St. Nick is a national obsession. His likeness is big business; tree ornaments, droopy red hats, pajamas, sweaters and bath mats stamped with his image. Most recently he’s been turning up as  inflatable outdoor decorations! Why is Santa so central to winter giving traditions in the United States? Let’s talk a […]

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