Day of Wrath, 8

Sahagún’s exclamation I have worked in the heart of Houston, in the middle of its skyscrapers. The photographic postcards of downtown I saw in the hotel where I worked were deceptive: they flaunted only the luminous side of the Texan city. They never showed what I saw a few blocks away from my job: ugly…

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Titans, 6

Food for thought from chapter 6 of March of the Titans: The Complete History of the White Race:   Lost white migrations / Megaliths in North America As part of the legal wrangling, the Paiute have consistently refused to allow DNA testing of the corpse. This is not the only case where American Indians have…

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On pre-Hispanic Amerinds, 5

  In their article, “El Sacrificio Humano en la Parte Central del Área Maya”, pages 169-193 of El Sacrificio Humano en la Tradición Religiosa Mesoamericana, Stephen Houston and Andrew Scherer write:   Some examples [frescoes] of Piedras Negras, Guatemala, show a knife with knots of paper and a feathered plume of the sacrificial victim, with…

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On pre-Hispanic Amerinds, 2

  The academic treatise El Sacrificio Humano en la Tradición Religiosa Mesoamericana sheds light on a photograph I used in a chapter of my book, the picture above the note “Photo by Héctor Montaño,” a photo of a recent discovery of a child offering to Huitzilopochtli that Montaño kindly sent me a few years ago…

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On pre-Hispanic Amerinds, 1

  Recently I was in the bookstore of the Museo Nacional de Antropología (MNA), which I had not visited for years, and the cover of a DVD for sell caught my attention. Although it was about human sacrifice in pre-Columbian America, the back cover of this BBC documentary claimed that “women had more rights” in…

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Sparta – II

This specific chapter of Sparta and its Law has been moved: here. If you want to read the book Sparta and its Law from the beginning, click: here.

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