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MessageToEagle.com – Many ancient texts, legends and myths mention sacred ancient mushrooms that were of vital importance to our ancestors. Ancient civilizations admired, feared and even worshipped mushrooms. The mushrooms, because of their mysterious biology, have attracted our interest since ancient times. How ancient people could distinguish between poisonous and edible mushrooms is not entirely clear. The …

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Pottery scupture of a warrior from western Mexico. Rufino Tamayo Museum of Oaxaca collection

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Figure Date: 7th–10th century Geography: Mexico, Mesoamerica, Veracruz Culture: Veracruz Medium: Ceramic, hematite crystals

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Anthropomorphic "hacha" (axe), Central Veracruz, Middle to Late Classic (500-900 A.D.) - Stone - National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico // Photo © Jorge Pérez de Lara

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A MAYA POLYCHROME VESSEL, LATE CLASSIC, CA. A.D. 550-950 brightly painted, one…

Quetzalcoatl. Quetzalcoatl, meaning plumed serpent, is a Mesoamerican god. Nearly every culture of ancient Mexico worshiped a plumed serpent God. Quetzalcoatl was related to gods of the wind, of Venus, of the dawn, of merchants and of arts, crafts and knowledge. He was also the patron god of the Aztec priesthood, of learning and knowledge.

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from El Sur Experiment

Olmec Colossal Head

Olmec Colossal Head Olmec Colossal Head No. 1 discovered at the Olmec settlement of Tres Zapotes in 1939. Photographed at the Museum of Anthropology in Xalapa, Veracruz, where F and I walked through the most important collection of pre-Columbian works including these wondrous heads.

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Most structures in the Maya ruins complex at Palenque date from 600 to 800 AD , including the Temple of Inscriptions , the only MesoAmerican Pyramid built as a funerary monument itself

Central Acropolis, Tikal: http://www.penn.museum/sites/expedition/files/2012/07/central_acropolis.jpg

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