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Heading out to snorkel through the Tulum section of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the second largest in the world. Still can't believe I finally did this. #shooketh #squadgoals
📷: Tony

Cañada de la Virgen - Pyramid built by Meso-American people

#canadadelavirgen #mesoamerican #pyramid #mexico #nofilter

An incredible visit today to the #museonacionaldeantropologiaehistoria to see #mesoamerican culture and art #aztec #coatlicue

In awe of #teotihuacan one of the first major #mesoamerican civilizations! #vivalamexico🇲🇽

Aww my babies ❤💖💛💚💙💜 #colorspectrum series all lined up.I started the first painting May of 2016 and finished the 4th May of 2017. I have a few more in my head I'm gonna make. My goal is to have a show. I've also got my indigenous identity series in the works. #Mesoamerican Culture and science. These are the sources of my inspiration right now in life. 😍😍

The culture of #Mexico reflects the country's complex history and is the result of the gradual blending of #native culture (particularly #Mesoamerican ) with #Spanish culture and other #immigrant cultures.

#Mesoamerican Cultures in Pop Culture
The Sun Warriors (From the animated show, Avatar The Last Airbender) were descendants of the most ancient Firebending culture. The designers looked at #Mayan ruins for inspiration.
Background designs by Enzo Baldi, Jevon Bue and Elsa Garagarza. Paintings by Bryan Evans. Sun Warrior Chief designs by Jae Woo Kim. Color by Hye Jung Kim.

@guerreroglass is making some big mesoamerican masks this afternoon - from the Chipicuaro culture of Michoacan with myself and @crost_hype. Not a bad Sunday! This piece will be a part of this year's Pacific Standard Time, a Getty Museum Initiative which explores Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles. #gettymuseum #glass #sculpture #glassart #process #mask #hotsculpting #cihotglass #glassblowing #oversized #artglass #pacificstandardtime #precolumbian #mesoamerican #vidrosoprado

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#nibiru #hibru #narmer #osiris #menes #aussar #Enmerkar #Quetzal #Quetzalcoatl #featheredserpent #PeopleftheSerpent #kukulkan #kudalini #PeopleftheSerpent #featheredserpent #kudalini one collective, oppressive unit. The name #Quetzalcoatl itself is based on a bird known as #Quetzal and the word Coatl(Nahuatl), which means serpent. Interestingly the birdQuetzal is colored green, yellow and red while in paintings Quetzalcoatl is drawn with the colors green, red, yellow, orange and white together with his brown skin. I wonder if the Quetzalcoatl archetype is related to that of the '#RainbowSerpent' of the Australian #Aboriginal people. If so, it would point to the importance of the #Enki-#Horus-Thoth Reptile-Bird Sirian -Reptilian faction to the Australian Aboriginal people. From other evidence of language similarities between the Akan people and one group of #AustralianAboriginal people (the #Koori -- see The #Akan section 5.6) this could very well be the case.
To conclude, what is perhaps most important/interesting about this article is the connection between various Earth cultures in #WestAfrica ( Akan , #Mande etc),#Mesoamerican (Maya, Aztec/#Toltec), #Egypt, #Sumeria and Northwest Native America (#Hopi etc) by the analysis of language, in this case the root words ' ku ' and ' kan ', to gain further knowledge and insight into the interconnected nature of Earth history, in this case into the being/god known to the #Yucatan Maya as #Kukulkan

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#nibiru #hibru #narmer #osiris #menes #aussar #Enmerkar #Quetzal #Quetzalcoatl #featheredserpent #PeopleftheSerpent #kukulkan #kudalini #PeopleftheSerpent #featheredserpent #kudalini one collective, oppressive unit. The name #Quetzalcoatl itself is based on a bird known as #Quetzal and the word Coatl(Nahuatl), which means serpent. Interestingly the birdQuetzal is colored green, yellow and red while in paintings Quetzalcoatl is drawn with the colors green, red, yellow, orange and white together with his brown skin. I wonder if the Quetzalcoatl archetype is related to that of the '#RainbowSerpent' of the Australian #Aboriginal people. If so, it would point to the importance of the #Enki-#Horus-Thoth Reptile-Bird Sirian -Reptilian faction to the Australian Aboriginal people. From other evidence of language similarities between the Akan people and one group of #AustralianAboriginal people (the #Koori -- see The #Akan section 5.6) this could very well be the case.
To conclude, what is perhaps most important/interesting about this article is the connection between various Earth cultures in #WestAfrica ( Akan , #Mande etc),#Mesoamerican (Maya, Aztec/#Toltec), #Egypt, #Sumeria and Northwest Native America (#Hopi etc) by the analysis of language, in this case the root words ' ku ' and ' kan ', to gain further knowledge and insight into the interconnected nature of Earth history, in this case into the being/god known to the #Yucatan Maya as #Kukulkan

Can you spot the skeleton? 💀 The Mesoamérican culture believed that by putting the bodies of those who passed away in the caves it would bring their souls closer to the underworld where they would be at peace, they believed that if they buried the bodies outside the caves their souls would wander the earth lost and wouldn't find the peace that they longed for in the afterlife ☠️⛰✨👻 .
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#travelphotography #traveling #nofilter #honduras #catacamas #talgua #cave #caves #exploring #adventure #adventurethatislife #sendero #beautiful #nature #skeleton #mayan #aztec #souls #mesoamerican #mesoamerica #history #historyoftheworld

First session, black and grey. From top to bottom: Chac-Mool, which possibly symbolized slain warrior carrying offerings to the gods, Chichen Itza's "El Castillo" or "Templo del Kukulcan" with 2 serpents on each side representing the spring and autumn equinox phenomena of the feathered serpents and Mayan Priest head dress.
Colors to come! @biggamejamesart did a very awesome job! #tattoo #tattooartist #tattooart #ink #bodyart #maya #mayan #roots #mesoamerica #mesoamerican #chichenitza

Take me out to a ball game at the largest known ulama court | #ispywithmylittleeye #mayan #severedhead #pitz #ulama #mesoamerican #chichenitza #olmec

Heading out to snorkel through the Tulum section of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the second largest in the world. Still can't believe I finally did this. #shooketh #squadgoals
📷: Tony

Almost done all my art trades. Have to get back to commissions and personal projects soon! This is an Elemental Gijinka Vanadium, and she is inspired by Mesoamerican designs #artistsofinstagram #artistsoninstagram #instaarte #mesoamerican #gijinka #vanadium #butterflies #arttrade #willscan #sketch #woman #indigenous #aztec #mayan #aquarellepainting #aquarelle #watercolor

Absolute magical feels up at 6,400 ft at the 500BC-originating, socio-political prominent, Mesoamerican city/civilisation of Monte Alban. You do not have to be interested in history to appreciate wonders like this...
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Monte Alban, historic centre of Oaxaca, Mexico. April 2017.
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#MonteAlban #archaeology #archaeologicalsite #archaelogylovers #history #indigenous #mesoamerica #mesoamerican #Oaxaca #VisitOaxaca #realmexico #Mexico #VisitMexico #travel #travelgram #travelphotography #travelcaptures #global_hotshotz #igersoaxaca #igersmexico #roadtrip #OaxacaCity

Precolumbian Mayan tri-leg bowl.

A non-observational sketch to start the morning.
This is evidence that this Mexico trip is helping me because im able to recall things from memory.
Can't wait to see how this will improve Polloman!🐓
#illustration #aztec #mesoamerican #tw

Mayas ⇸ construíram os monumentos para se guiarem através do Sol. El Castillo tem 18 andares, 365 degraus = nr de meses e de dias do ano do seu calendário... . . . ⍙ . . . ... Maya ⇸ they built its monuments to guide their life trough the Sun. El Castillo, or the Pyramid, has 18 terraces and 365 steps = nr of months and days of its calendar... . . . ⍙ . . . ... taken in 2010 #precolumbian #maya #architecture #mesoamerican #discoversouthamerica #breathtaking #ruins #wanderlust #temples #architecturelovers

Truly one of my favourite places on earth. Limited edition Pitti Timex NSN-1K on the wrist courtesy of @myfooshion_ . Mayan inspired bracelet handmade by @theboab. #mexico #chichenitza #mayan #mesoamerican #turquoise #timex#pitti #watch #pyramid #archaeology #yucatan

An incredible visit today to the #museonacionaldeantropologiaehistoria to see #mesoamerican culture and art #aztec #coatlicue

Did someone say #tacotuesday🌮 ??? Charred scallion, Huitlacoche, epazote, cotija tajo! #delish #mesoamerican #shareyourfood #freshingredients #keepitsimple

My first attempt at Nixtamalization! From dried corn kernel to muffins and tortillas.
I first learned about the importance of nixtamalizing in 2009 while working at a traditional kitchen in Berkeley called @threestonehearth. It seemed like an exotic process that conjured images of indigenous folks grinding corn on the #metate limestone. I was pleasantly surprised to hear that in Guatemala, it's just "what you do" to corn to make it edible. Even with the popularity of the prepared storebought #masa from Maseca (which is GMO by the way), natives know that corn needs to soak in this alkaline water before it's processed into masa for tortillas.

MesoAmericans for thousands of years have processed corn this way, which makes it more digestible and nutritious. Nixtamalization is the Nahuatl word for cooking/steaping dried corn in an alkaline solution - some cultures used lime (calcium hydroxide from limestone) others used potassium carbonate (charred marine shells). The Guatemalans call it "cal." Soaking the corn in this alkaline solution does many things - adds dietary calcium, improves the absorption of 6 amino acids, and dissolves poisonous mycotoxins created by fungi. MOST importantly, nixtamalization releases niacin (B3) and makes it bioavailable to the body - this is an essential vitamin that, if your main food source is corn, is VITAL to your health. In fact, deficiency in niacin causes a deadly disease called Pellagra, first documented in Spain in the mid-eighteenth century when they were living on a diet of un-nixtamalized corn. This spread to the Southern US, and after attacking corn as the cause, they finally realized it was because they weren't processing it using this ancient technique. Very ironic that Europeans brought corn back from the New World, but totally overlooked the most important traditional treatment - nixtamalization!

Fascinating stuff! I successfully did the nixtamalization, and processed the masa in my food processor (not ideal, but it worked), used half the masa for tortillas, dehydrated the rest & ground into a powder for the blue corn muffins! They are delicious!
Purchase organic native corn from @laboticaverde1 :)

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