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Teotihuacans Used Make-up To Honor Their Dead After Exhuming Their Body
2013-01-09 14:40:33

FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology In collaboration with the National University of Mexico, a team of Spanish researchers has analyzed for the first time remains of cosmetics in the graves of prehispanic civilizations on the American continent. In the case of the Teotihuacans, these cosmetics were used as part of the after-death ritual to honor their city's most important people. A research team from the Polytechnic University of Valencia and the University of...

Ceremonial Offering Discovered At Mexico's Teotihuacan
2011-12-15 11:47:10

After exploring Mexico´s Teotihuacan ruins for the past few years, archaeologists say they have unearthed a ceremonial offering at the very core of the Pyramid of the Sun, placed there before construction of Mexico´s tallest pyramid began, some 2,000 years ago. The announcement was made via a bulletin from Mexico´s National Anthropology and History Institute (INAH), which said the offering consisted of pieces of obsidian, animal remains and three human figurines made of...

2009-12-16 04:00:00

CLOVIS, N.M., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- New Mexico American Water residential customers are accustomed to the convenience of 24-hour customer service, but a new website is making it easier for those customers to manage their accounts quickly and easily when the time is best for them. The new site, called My H2O Online and available at www.amwater.com/myh2o, allows customers to take care of some of the most common reasons they have contacted the company in the past, from requesting...

2006-07-02 12:11:55

By Greg Brosnan CHALCO, Mexico (Reuters) - When the air reeks of sewage, rain makes your street look like a plowed field and month-long water shortages mean even bucket baths are sometimes a luxury, a flushing toilet can be a dream worth voting for. A two hour commute from downtown Mexico City on the putrid periphery of a vast urban sprawl, many in this town of housemaids and security guards will vote for a leftist in Sunday's presidential election, hoping he will change their...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.