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Guatemala and Belize have a common historical background: the Maya world. Before the existence of the territories known today as Belize and Guatemala, the Maya inhabited and traversed these lands, interchanging knowledge and new ideas, creating one of the most advanced empires known to man. An archaeologist studying Maya nautical trade routes dubbed them the "Phoenicians of the New World."
By Cynthia Haven Corn grits, cocoa, condensed milk, white bread and sugar.
From the 1950s up through the early 1990s, the specter of nuclear war cast a shadow over the world like a giant, gloomy mushroom tattoo. Hollywood and our own morbid imaginations came up with any number of scenarios that would wipe out humanity in a series of blinding flashes: robots, Russian and American policies of mutually assured destruction. But Kubrick was probably closest when he imagined the nuclear era as a game of poker between cocky, absent-minded lunatics.
Today is Columbus Day, time to buy appliances on sale and contemplate other things that have nothing to do with Christopher Columbus.
Rare Historical Photos Pt. 4 [18 Pics] Oct 29 2012 Another roundup of the popular historical series of posts that we do.
Although monstrous for most observers, totalitarianism and concentration camps belong to the same family, forming a coherent and in some sense logical entity.
North Korean and Chinese Communist prisoners assembled at the United Nations ' prisoner-of-war camp at Pusan in 1951.
LIMA, Peru — Archaeologists have discovered the ruins of an ancient temple, roadway and irrigation systems at a famed fortress overlooking the Inca capital of Cuzco, according to officials involved with the dig.
A newly discovered statue of a curly-haired man gripping a spear and a sheath of wheat once guarded the upper citadel of an ancient kingdom's capital. The enormous sculpture, which is intact from about the waist up, stands almost 5 feet (1.5 meters) tall, suggesting that its full height with legs would have been between 11 and 13 feet (3.5 to 4 m). Alongside the statue, archaeologists found another carving, a semicircular column base bearing the images of a sphinx