Past & Present: Mexico
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Let professor of anthropology and archaeology Dr. Dwayne L. Merry guide you on a tour of the varied cultures and traditions of Mexico! Begin in Mexico City, where you can enjoy the vibrant life of the Zocalo and see the treasures of the Museum of Anthropology. Take a boat ride along the Xochimilco canals before watching the flying Voladores descend from a hundred foot pole. Then enter the jungles of the Yucatán to explore the ancient ruins of Chichen Itza. Travel to the Oaxaca Valley to see traditional weavers at work and stroll through a busy marketplace before stopping in beautiful Acapulco to watch the fearless cliff divers of La Quebrada. Conclude your trip with the pageantry and pomp of the Guelaguetza festival. Read along with the text as you watch the videos, then take a fun quiz to find out what you've learned!
Visit: Mexico City • Teotihuacan • Cholula • Veracruz • Palenque • Chichen Itza • Oaxaca Valley • Acapulco • Barranca del Cobre • Lake Pátzcuaro • And More!