General Aztecs Maya Tocuaro Kids Contact 24 Feb 2018/10 Monkey
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Mythical twins carrying box, Xalapa Museum of Anthropology

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Dr. Mark Van Stone

Is it true that the Spanish didn’t like the taste of chocolate at first? asked Allenbourn Middle School. Read what Dr. Mark Van Stone had to say.

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A whale in the Thames!

‘Whale I never...’

It would be stretching things to the extreme to try and think up an Aztec connection (though they say the Sunstone weighs as much as a blue whale...), but we couldn’t resist uploading a few snaps we took ‘in our own backyard’ on Friday January 20th. 2006, the day a northern bottlenose whale came up the River Thames to spend its final 48 hours in good old Battersea (where we’ve lived for 30 years). (Written/compiled by Ian Mursell/Mexicolore)

By the Peace Pagoda, Battersea Park
By the Peace Pagoda, Battersea Park (Click on image to enlarge)

Truly, a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Crowds gathered in their hundreds (if not thousands) along the promenade-side of Battersea Park to catch a glimpse of her...

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Sadly, all the goodwill in the world couldn’t save her...

Graciela and Tammy, both (?) caught up in the excitement!
Graciela and Tammy, both (?) caught up in the excitement! (Click on image to enlarge)

Her final resting place will be the Natural History Museum in central London.

Rare for Battersea to be in the headlines...
Rare for Battersea to be in the headlines... (Click on image to enlarge)
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