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2009-08-20 08:00:00

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- As the end of summer nears, Aztec Solar Power (aztecsolarpower.com), the Philadelphia-area's leading clean-energy solar company, offers children and those young at heart the opportunity to still enjoy and understand the benefits of the sun -- now and long after Labor Day. Aztec announced today that their solar-donation to the Totally Terrific Treehouses exhibit at the Tyler Arboretum, one of the oldest arboreta in the northeastern United...

2009-03-05 07:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- When Vice President Joe Biden brought his first Town Hall Meeting of the "Taskforce for the Middle Class and Working Families Green Meeting" to Philadelphia on February 27, our own Bruce Murray was there. In an interview with Dray Clark a reporter with CBS3 which was broadcast at noon, 5, and 11 PM, Murray explained that Aztec Solar Power is among the visionary local enterprises already involved in this transformation to a new Green economy. He went on...

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2009-02-11 14:20:31

Nearly 50 human skeletons have been found in a mass grave discovered in Mexico City, which archeologists believe may offer clues about the 16th century Spanish conquest, Reuters reported. Excavators searched for a palace complex in the Tlatelolco area, once a major religious and political center for the ancient Aztec elite, before uncovering the 49 skeletons, all lying face up with their arms crossed. Salvador Guilliem, in charge of the site for the government's archeology institute, said...

2008-08-04 09:00:55

HOUSTON, Aug. 4, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Aztec Oil & Gas, Inc. (OTCBB:AZGS) announced today that it has just received third-party preliminary reserve reports on the first two wells in its 2007A Partnership, which was formed under the Aztec 2007 Oil & Gas Drilling Program. Both wells were drilled in Tyler County, West Virginia and were spudded in March 2008, but due to extremely difficult weather and flooding, the wells were not completed and "turned" into gas sales pipeline until...

2008-07-18 18:00:33

By Krystal J. Carman, Claremore Daily Progress, Okla. Jul. 18--Chelsea town officials approved a building permit Thursday for Aztec Galvanizing which plans to rebuild after a fire destroyed the building earlier this year. Aztec Galvanizing, formerly AAA Galvanizing, will spend $3.2 million rebuilding the facility located in Chelsea Industrial Park and replacing damaged equipment. John Lincoln, regional general manager of Aztec Galvanizing, said a new boiler system will be added which...

2008-07-04 13:08:51

A cave buried beneath a Mexican pyramid has recently been re-opened by archeologists. The cavern, which has been sealed since its discovery in the 1970s, may hold clues to the mysterious collapse of one of ancient civilization's largest cities. The Aztecs discovered the Teotihuacán pyramids around 1500 AD, just before Spanish explorers arrived to Mexico.  The pyramids, which rest about an hour outside Mexico City, are now a major tourist destination. The civilization that built...

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2008-04-29 11:30:00

Researchers at the University of Cincinnati and Florida State University have confirmed evidence of domesticated sunflower in Mexico "” 4,000 years before what had been previously believed. "People sometimes ask "What is the big deal about sunflower?" says David Lentz, professor of biological sciences and executive director of the Center for Field Studies in the McMicken College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Cincinnati (UC). Lentz worked with Mary Pohl from Florida State...

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2008-04-04 00:00:00

Researchers say the ancient Aztecs maintained an arithmetic system that was far more complex than previously understood"”using written symbols such as hearts, arrows and hands as alternatives to using fractions. The researchers analyzed hundreds of drawings that were used to document agricultural properties by the Aztec people in the city-state of Tepetlaoztoc, near modern Mexico City. The manuscripts are dated between 1540 and 1544. An examination of these hieroglyphic records showed...

2008-04-03 16:54:49

Long known for their cool circular calendars and practice of human sacrifice, Aztecs were also math whizzes. Aztecs used hand, heart and arrow symbols to represent fractional distances when calculating areas of land, scientists have discovered. The researchers pored over Aztec agricultural manuscripts trying to understand how the indigenous people arrived at area calculations. Only when they factored in the pictorial glyphs did the figures make sense. The term Aztec refers to...

2007-03-31 12:44:29

MEXICO CITY -- Archaeologists in Mexico City announced plans Friday to hold tours of inaccessible buried ruins via glass-covered shafts looking down on the sites. Two daylong guided tours of the sites, known as "archaeological windows," are scheduled for April, and will take visitors to about 20 sites currently open to the public, as well as 20 more "windows" hidden beneath stairwells, floors and patios of buildings normally not open to the public. The underground ruins - some swallowed or...


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