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THE BEGINNINGS
Mexico City
. . . THE GREAT “MUSEO NACIONAL DE ANTROPOLOGÍA E HISTORIA”
THE TEOTIHUACÁN ROOM
Reproduction of the Temple of Quetzalcóatl, Teotihuacán
The Stone Image of “Chalchiutlicue,” the “Great Goddess” of Teotihuacán
A Death Mask from Teotihuacán
THE TULA ROOM
Statue of one of the “Atlantes” of Tula, a Warrior-Soldier
Mark and a Stone “Chac Mool” or Reclined Warrior
THE “MEXICA” ROOM
The Famous Aztec Calendar, in Reality the Aztec Sun God
The Terrifying Stone Image of Coatlicue, the “Earth Mother” of the Aztecs
THE OAXACA ROOM: ZAPOTEC AND LATER MIXTEC CULTURES, 100 A.D
THE MAYA ROOM
GULF COAST ROOM
CONCLUSION-El Museo Nacional de Antropología e Historia
“EL PALACIO NACIONAL” AND THE DIEGO RIVERA MURALS
Origin of the Frescos
The Murals, an Introduction
The Central Panel of the Main Mural, a General Description
Panel to the Right and the Stairway
Panel to the Left and the Stairway
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONUMENTS OF TEOTIHUACÁN
The Pyramid of the Sun
La Calle de los Muertos
The Ciudadela
The Temple of the Moon
The Author’s Note:
LA VILLA DE GUADALUPE
LAST NIGHT IN MEXICO CITY
THE FLIGHT TO OAXACA
THE SANTO DOMINGO CHURCH
LA CASA DE CORTÉS
LA PLAZA CENTRAL
The “Mercado de Abastos”
NOTES ON TOURISM
MONDAY. JAN. 12. TRIP TO MITLA
RETURN TO OAXACA
FLIGHT TO TUXTLA GUTIERREZ
SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS
Background and Facts Important to Know About San Cristóbal
OUR TRAVELS IN THE AREA
SAN JUAN CHAMULA
NA BLOM INSTITUTE
“COOPERATIVA DE INDIAS: HUIPILES”
A GLITCH IN THE TOUR PLANS
ÁGUA AZUL
PALENQUE RUINS
Introduction
Highlights of the Site
The Temple of the Inscriptions
Temple of the Inscriptions
Pacal’s Tomb, 1952
The Palace of Palenque
The East Patio of the Palace
The Palace of the Cross
The North Group
THE TRIP DIARY AND OUR ARRIVAL AT THE MAIN SITE OF PALENQUE
VILLA HERMOSA
PARQUE, MUSEO DE LA VENTA
TRIP TO THE ARCHEOLOGICAL ZONE OF THE YUCATAN
I. Antecedents and History of the Maya Civilization in the Yucatán
II. The Arrival and Conquest by the Spaniards
The Nineteenth Century
TRAVEL TO THE YUCATAN
Tourist Sites in Mérida
TRAVEL TO CHICHEN-ITZÁ
Background on Chichén-Itzá
The “Caracol” or Maya “Observatory”
The “Nuns’ Convent”
THE NEW CHICHÉN
The Temple of the Warriors
Temple of the Jaguars
The Ball Court (one of nine at Chichén)
Temple of the “Tzompantli”
The Platform of the Eagles
The Sacred Well of Chichén-Itzá, “El Cenote”
The Great Pyramid or “El Castillo”
THE FINAL DAY—INVESTIGATION AT UXMAL
BACKGROUND FOR UXMAL
The Highlights of Uxmal
The “Magician’s Pyramid,” (“Pirámide del Adivino”)
The Nuns’ Quadrangle (“El Cuadrángulo de las Monjas”)
A Ball Court with Two Rings, but without the sculptures of Chichén-Itzá
The Doves’ Temple (“El Templo de las Palomas”)
The House of the Turtles (“Templo de las Tortugas”)
The Governor’s Palace (“El Palacio del Gobernador”)
IV. REST AND RELAXATION IN CANCUN, TULUM AND ANOTHER VISIT TO CHICHEN-ITZÁ
EPILOGUE: SNORKELING AND FUN ON COZUMEL ISLAND
APPENDICES
1. SUGGESTED READINGS. GENERAL BOOKS: LATIN AMERICAN CIVILIZATION
3. SUGGESTED READINGS ON MESOAMERICAN TOPICS. “NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC”
5. NOTES FROM MAJOR DOCUMENTARY FILMS ON THE MAYA
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TRAVEL, RESEARCH AND TEACHING IN GUATEMALA AND MEXICO: IN QUEST OF THE PRE-COLUMBIAN HERITAGE Volume 2. MEXICO

TRAVEL, RESEARCH AND TEACHING IN GUATEMALA AND MEXICO: IN QUEST OF THE PRE-COLUMBIAN HERITAGE Volume 2. MEXICO

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This book is entitled Travel, Research, and Teaching in Guatemala and Mexico: In Search of the Pre-Columbian Heritage (volume II, Mexico).

This book in its totality of two volumes has various facets: it is comprised of anecdotes and thoughts on travel, research, and teaching in Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico from 1962 to 2000; it is a reflection on important topics and concepts of pre-Columbian culture, and finally, it is a summary of classroom guidelines and Professor Curran’s notes on a major work on the civilizations of pre-Columbian Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico and important documentary films on the same. Volume II treats Mexico.

An introduction and overview of the sites in Mexico is seen in text and photos from the Museo de Antropología e Historia in Mexico City, the best of its kind.

Again, volume II treats modern urban cities and rural towns near the pre-Columbian sites: Mexico City, Oaxaca, San Cristóbal de las Casas, and Mérida in the Yucatán. The well-known pre-Columbian sites in volume II are Teotihuacán, Monte Albán, Mitla, Palenque, Uxmal, Chichén-Itzá, and Tulum.

The book is richly illustrated with black-and-white travel photos by Curran.
This book is entitled Travel, Research, and Teaching in Guatemala and Mexico: In Search of the Pre-Columbian Heritage (volume II, Mexico).

This book in its totality of two volumes has various facets: it is comprised of anecdotes and thoughts on travel, research, and teaching in Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico from 1962 to 2000; it is a reflection on important topics and concepts of pre-Columbian culture, and finally, it is a summary of classroom guidelines and Professor Curran’s notes on a major work on the civilizations of pre-Columbian Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico and important documentary films on the same. Volume II treats Mexico.

An introduction and overview of the sites in Mexico is seen in text and photos from the Museo de Antropología e Historia in Mexico City, the best of its kind.

Again, volume II treats modern urban cities and rural towns near the pre-Columbian sites: Mexico City, Oaxaca, San Cristóbal de las Casas, and Mérida in the Yucatán. The well-known pre-Columbian sites in volume II are Teotihuacán, Monte Albán, Mitla, Palenque, Uxmal, Chichén-Itzá, and Tulum.

The book is richly illustrated with black-and-white travel photos by Curran.

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