Visiting The Chilean Museum of Pre-Columbian Art

The Chilean Museum of Pre-Columbian Art (Espa├▒ol: Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino) in Santiago, Chile is a jewel among the world’s museums and a highlight of any trip to the country. Widely regarded as one of the best museums in Latin America, this unique establishment houses an impressive collection of artifacts from ancient Central and… Continue reading Visiting The Chilean Museum of Pre-Columbian Art

The Aztecs of Ancient Mexico

Around 1325 CE, southward migrating Mexicas or “Aztecs” came upon an island in Lake Texcoco, located in the highlands of Central Mexico. On this spot, they consecrated a temple and founded their capital city — the legendary Tenochtitl├ín — from which they initiated a wave of imperial conquests throughout Mesoamerica. Aztec civilization flourished for nearly… Continue reading The Aztecs of Ancient Mexico