When the Spanish under Hernán Cortés arrived in Mexico in 1519, they found central Mexico dominated by the mighty Aztec empire. However, for over two millennia before this many great cultures had appeared and then vanished from the soil of Mexico and Mesoamerica in general.
This book chronicles the history of all the major cultures in Mexico's history; from the Olmecs, through the Zapotecs, Teotihuacán, the Maya, Toltecs and Aztecs.
It is profusely illustrated with photographs of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums taken by the author on a journey through Mexico in March and April 2013. Often it is the case that some time after such a trip, much of the information learned is forgotten. This book is an attempt to prevent this happening by bringing together all the information gleaned from knowledgeable guides, information boards at sites and in museums, and from reading various books before and after the visit. Hopefully this provides interesting text and informative captions for the images.
Leonard Ferguson has been a keen amateur photographer for over thirty years. His particular interests are landscape and architectural photography.
ROME: Published April 26, 2015
Cities of EMILIA-ROMAGNA Published January 27, 2015
México: Colonial to Modern Published May 22, 2014
Italian Journeys: Northern Italy Published January 27, 2013
In the Shadow of Vesuvius Published December 31, 2012
Into the Digital Age Photographs 2010-2012 Published November 30, 2012
Treasures of TUSCANY 2011 Published September 23, 2012
Rome Revisited Published July 04, 2012