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2013-07-02 23:26:38

Throughout Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, an area filled with ancient Mayan temples, ruins, and ethnic traditions, this past week’s summer solstice of 2013 took on a different significance with the simultaneous occurrence of the "Super Moon." At Hotel Xixim (http://www.hotelxixim.com), a Mayan style retreat resort located on the white sand beaches of the Celestun Biosphere Reserve, guests and employees alike arose before dawn to view the celestial show. Celestun, Yucatan (PRWEB)...

2013-03-21 16:26:51

New branch office confirms IBM´s commitment to clients and partners in the southeastern region of Mexico MERIDA, Yucatan, Mexico, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced the opening a new office in Merida - the largest population center in the Mexican southeastern region - as it continues to expand in the fastest growing cities in the world. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO ) Located in the center of Yucatan metropolitan zone,...

2013-03-01 08:22:58

MERIDA, Mexico, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mexico International's polo team made a huge tournament win against difficult odds. The underdog team, featuring several young players whom had never played in a tournament, galloped the pants off Telcel to walk away with the tournament's 1st place trophy. Team captain Jorge Moscoso, Ignacion Estrada, Colm Cooney, Andy Ristau and Connor Degraff will receive, in addition to their trophies, gift certificates to Hennessy's Irish Pub in...

2013-02-08 16:23:46

MERIDA, Yucatan, Feb. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The lifestyle of Las Fincas is focused around multi-generational living and sharing experiences with family. These newly built houses in Yucatan have made it possible for locals and travelers alike to spend time at the pool, walk through well-groomed parks and trails, and contribute to a finer living. Just recently, the living has been made easier now that the development has finished up certain amenities for the 200 families. The company...

2012-08-30 02:24:58

MERIDA, Mexico, Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Americans go to the polls on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. On Wednesday, November 7(th), a few million U.S. Conservatives or Progressives will be formulating their plans to relocate. Do you remember a time when Americans have been more fundamentally, rancorously and bitterly divided about the government of their country? The next 10 weeks are going to be legendary. The most money ever spent to influence an election - anywhere, ever - in the...

Deforestation Not a New Problem According To Ancient Maya Studies
2012-08-22 15:36:38

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The ancient Maya culture flourished for more than six centuries with more than a hundred city-states scattered across southern Mexico and northern Central America. In A.D. 695, the Maya empire started its slow collapse with the fall of several Guatemalan cities. Scientists have long thought drought played a part in this collapse, but some recent studies add twists to this long held theory. A research team led by Benjamin Cook,...

2012-06-15 02:24:52

MERIDA, Mexico, June 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- HGTV's International House Hunters has found an unbridled passion for the hunt - in Merida, Mexico! Just releasing their 6th episode on the Merida, Yucatan Real Estate Market & Lifestyle, IHH is infatuated with this dynamic and ancient Mayan City. Praised, honored, flattered and recommended - Merida is all ablush with adulation. And what's not to love? Merida is the great news about Mexico! Her Architecture, History, Culture, Food,...

Shifting trade Routes May Have Been Root Cause Of Mayan Decline
2012-05-24 10:44:28

Brett Smith for RedOrbit.com The end of the classic Mayan civilization in the lowlands of Mesoamerica was likely expedited by shifting trade routes that started to bring valuable goods to coastal regions instead of the inland city-states of the ancient Native Americans. While the cause of this decline is still shrouded in mystery, most scholars consider the period of the Maya Collapse to be between the 8th and 9th centuries. During this time, the highly sophisticated societies that...

2012-03-20 02:22:51

BERKELEY, Calif., March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Visitors to Cancun, the Mayan Riviera and the entire Yucatan often wish they had seen the peninsula before its dazzling beaches, ancient ruins and remote jungle became "features" for a network of mega-resorts. On March 23rd, 2012, Xicalango Press will release A Mango for the Teacher: Running the Beach and Running a School in Cancun's Early Days. This memoir plunges readers into the clear waters of Yucatan's times gone by. A hilarious and...

Research Reveals Water Management And Climate Change In Ancient Maya City
2012-02-22 04:12:24

[ Watch the Video ] The findings inside a cave and a key cultural and religious center for the ancient Maya will be presented at the annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers in New York. Meticulous mapping and excavations at an ancient cave in the Yucatan Peninsula are revealing the vitality of the site to the ancient Maya — for both religious ritual and human survival. The University of Cincinnati research will be a key topic of discussion on Feb. 24, at the...


Latest Yucatan Reference Libraries

2012-06-14 08:19:10

Symbol: TRRI4 Group: Monocot Family: Orchidaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   TRYU Triphora yucatanensis auct. non Ames   Yucatan noddingcaps Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:FL Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta...

2012-06-14 10:43:49

Symbol: SAMIM2 Group: Dicot Family: Lamiaceae Duration: Annual Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N PR    N VI    N Distribution: SalviamicranthaVahl var.micranthadistribution:USA(FL),USA+(PR, VI) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering...

2012-06-18 06:12:14

Symbol: CIYU Group: Dicot Family: Malvaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Subshrub Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:FL Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class...

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2005-06-02 11:22:49

The Ocellated Turkey (Meleagris ocellata) is a large bird around measuring 70-90 cm long and weighing from 3 kg (female) to 4 kg (male). In the past, it has sometimes been treated in a genus of its own (Agriocharis ocellata) but the differences between this species and Meleagris gallopavo are too small to justify generic segregation. More colorful than its northern relative the Wild Turkey, this species has a much more restricted distribution and is only found in the subtropical lowlands...

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