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(Description: Every September equinox, when the rainy season started, the Inca celebrated Coya Raymi (meaning festival of the empress). This festival honoured the empress (the coya) and also Killa, the moon goddess. The mummies of previous emperors and empresses were paraded through the streets and given offerings.)
#equinox #coya #coyaraymi #empress #peru #killa #moongoddess #precolumbian #inca #incahistory #incaempire #histodon #history #southAmerica #23September #september
#Tenayuca es una zona arqueológica ubicada en #Tlalnepantla, Estado de #México; su origen se atribuye al grupo chichimeca liderado por el cacique Xólotl y su fundación se remonta al periodo posclásico, entre los siglos XI y XII.
Fuente: Memorica México
I have a chapter in Jungle-tastic Tales about how pre-Columbian societies in the Amazon were more complex and larger than previously thought.
Here's a new article about it:
"The vast network of interconnected settlements shows that the Amazon was much more populated during the pre-Columbian era than previously suspected".
#qotd What's a book that taught you something incredible?
14 septiembre 1813
José María Morelos leyó los “Sentimientos de la Nación ante el Congreso de #Chilpancingo, documento en el que plasmó sus ideales revolucionarios.
Este documento fue fundamental en la concepción del Estado mexicano, pues en su artículo 1 señaló: “Que la #América es libre e independiente de #España y de toda otra Nación”. El punto 5 estipuló la separación de poderes en ejecutivo, Legislativo y “Judiciario”.
Durante la invasión estadounidense, y antes de que las tropas enemigas tomaran la #CDMX, el #13deSeptiembre de 1847 se realizó la defensa del Colegio Militar en el Castillo de #Chapultepec, donde los cadetes, conocidos como 'Niños Héroes', lucharon valientemente contra el enemigo.
Fuente: Archivo Histórico del Senado de la República.
Into the position of principal wife and #coya stepped princess Azarpay, who would later be killed by Francisco Pizarro.
For more, check out Intrepid Dudettes of the Inca Empire.
#qotd How has August been for you in terms of writing, reading or general life?
#OnThisDay in 1797, Mary Shelley was born!
I really want to go to the House of Mary Shelley in Bath one day!!
If I had space, she'd be in my upcoming book about women in Somerset through the ages.
On 28th August 1963, it was announced that there would be no more employment discrimination on the buses in Bristol.
The decision came after Black people came together in a protest known as the Bristol Bus Boycott over the refusal of the Bristol Omnibus Company to employ non-white people.
Both William and Elizabeth taught art. William also invented plasticine whilst Elizabeth was a talented miniaturist. She exhibited at prestigious places e.g. the Royal Academy and Chicago's World Fair.
She was buried with her husband in St Nicholas' churchyard, Bathampton.
Sources: Oxforddnb.com, antiquesandfineart.com, findagrave.com, freecen.org.uk, http://www.batharchives.co.uk,
#qotd Do you have a favourite artist?
The area, unhearthed as many during construction works, distinguishes itself for the presence of water, still flowing into a II century CE castellum acquae ( distribution tank) frome the Virgo Acqueduct, that brings water to Rome center as it did without interruption since Augustus’ times, supplying water to Fontana di Trevi (and others)
A very easy and but charming morsel of the wonders of Subterranean Rome tasted in vicolo del Puttarello a mere spit from the Trevi Fountain. Named Vicus Caprarius, nine metres underground, it’s a glimpse into Rome’s past, some ten thousand century of it.
Also, when #WorldWar2 broke out in 1939, the Parish Rooms was taken over by the War Department and used as a feeding place for school dinners, pies for agricultural labourers and other essential workers, air raid wardens, the home guard and so on.
" 'Our analyses show that the population at Machu Picchu was highly heterogeneous, with individuals exhibiting genetic ancestries associated with groups from regions throughout the Inca Empire including the coast, highlands and Amazonia,' says study co-author Richard Burger, an archaeologist at #Yale.
While royals only came to #MachuPicchu during the dry season, a community of servants lived at the site year round."
Archaeologists in Peru have discovered something exciting at the Chavin de Huantar archaeological site. They've uncovered a sealed corridor that's been named “the condor’s passageway". It's believed to lead to other chambers within the ancient temple complex of the Chavin culture, which dates back to around 2,000 BC.
For more: https://youtu.be/uF9u3IXQOXM
Whilst the festival doesn’t focus much on Ňusta Willac, it all began with her story...
Find out more:
I'd have written a chapter on this in Jungle-tastic Tales if it'd come to light earlier. Wow!
The ornaments were found in #Brazil.
"We now have good evidence – together with other sites from South and North America – that we have to rethink our ideas about the migration of humans to the Americas."
From The Guardian
Kids are STILL being taught at school that Columbus discovered America. 😟
And being taught about him withour recognising his role as a slave owner.
"Did Christopher Columbus Discover the Americas?
No. Humans have lived in the Americas for at least 15,000 years. By the time Columbus arrived, the Americas were populated by hundreds of small nations and several full-out empires such as the Inca in Peru and the Aztecs in Mexico."
The exhibit sheds light on the “acllas,*” girls of remarkable beauty who were chosen to serve the Inca sun god, Inti, and the “coyas,” the primary wives of the Incas (rulers) who also had governing powers.
*also spelt aqllas. Sadly the article misspelt the word as aclass.
On this day, (Friday) June 2 in 1907 Dorothy West was born. She was an American storyteller and short story writer during the time of the Harlem Renaissance. She is best known for her 1948 novel The Living Is Easy, as well as many other short stories and essays.
The remarkably well-preserved statue was uncovered during road paving work and is believed to represent the same figure as the “young woman of Amajac.” https://mexiconewsdaily.com/culture/pre-columbian-sculpture-found-veracruz-may-depict-female-ruler/Nueva
Nueva imagen en piedra de la Joven gobernante de Amajac surge del subsuelo veracruzano. https://www.inah.gob.mx/boletines/nueva-imagen-en-piedra-de-la-joven-gobernante-de-amajac-surge-del-subsuelo-veracruzano
Ancient artefacts should ideally be returned to their country of origin. I'm sharing here so that more people can see it.
From Bristol Museum.
The first is:
Jar in shape of the maize god
When: Between 650-1,100 years ago
Where: Chimú culture, Peru, South America
The second isn't ancient so seems fine to be to be in England. It is:
About 30 years ago
Cusco region, Peru
Despite his fame, Bill “Bojangles” Robinson died in poverty— having given away most of his money to activism and philanthropy. He died in New York City on November 25, 1949. Ed Sullivan arranged and funded Robinson's funeral, with 32,000 people paying their respects at the 369th Infantry Regiment Armory in Harlem. National Tap Dance Day was established on his birthday in 1989 to honor his contributions.
He starred in Hollywood films and played alongside Shirley Temple, but faced limited opportunities for diverse roles. Despite this, Robinson remained a tap-dancing icon, known for his elegant footwork. He was involved in baseball and cofounded the New York Black Yankees team.
Bojangles began dancing at the age of 5 and joined various touring companies and vaudeville acts. With his solo act, he achieved fame as a nightclub and musical-comedy performer. In World War I, he served as a rifleman and drum major. Robinson's breakthrough came in 1928 when he starred in the Broadway musical revue "Blackbirds of 1928" and captivated audiences with his famous "stair dance."