HistoricalMX

Designed by the History Department at Sam Houston State University, HistoricalMX highlights the distinctive people, places, and events that shaped modern Mexico. Viewers may learn about the region through our interactive, map-based interface, which includes historical stories, photographs, and oral interviews. All content on the site was contributed by students in the History Department at Sam Houston State University. Read more About Us

Recent Stories

In December 2015, the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City recuperated the Bas-relief known as Xoc. An Olmec sculpture, just over 2 meters tall, once sat in the Lacandon jungle of Chiapas until it was chipped off its original location and…

“Half-Christ and half-goat,”[1] this was how Edward Flanders Ricketts was described. He was a marine biologist, based in Monterey, California on Ocean View Avenue. He is known for his book, “Between Pacific Tides”, which describes the ecology of…