The Bering Strait connected Asia with Alaska during the last Ice Age




Now: A 55 mile long bridge might eventually connect the two great land masses again!




The ancient Toltecs (1000 years ago) carved rock statues like these




A Toltec pyramid- equivalent to the Step-Pyramid of Sakkara in Egypt (meaning, it was an early version)




This is Teotihuacan, a great ceremonial city (including the Avenue of the Dead) 30 miles north of Mexico City.

Mayans and Aztecs both lived there, along with others like the Zapotecs.




South of Teotihuacan was the capital of the Aztec Empire, the mighty city of Tenochtitlan on an island in Lake Texcoco




Tenochtitlan in its heyday before the voyage of Hernando Cortes




Aztec gods were fed by ripping people's hearts out and throwing the body down the huge staires on the pyramid




Unlike the Aztecs, the Mayans were on the decline before Columbus' voyage






Apocalypto... historical fact or hollywood fiction?

Check Wikipedia's page

Mayan Calendar: is 2012 really the end of the world?



Mexico City today on top of the former Aztec capital




One of the most spectacular sites in the world: the Inca city of Machu Picchu in the Peruvian mountains


CIA World Factbook



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