HistoricalMX

A project by Sam Houston State University
HistoricalMX is a free web platform that places the past at your fingertips. Designed by the History Department at Sam Houston State University, the project seeks to highlight the distinctive people, places, and events that have shaped Mexico. Viewers may learn about the region through our interactive, map-based interface, which includes historical stories, photographs, and oral interviews. Follow our progress on Twitter or connect with us on Facebook to learn more about the project or to become a participating author.

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Recent Stories

After touring many opulent cathedrals in Mexico, the Church and Hospital of Jesús Nazareno seemed unusually plain. There were no frescos covering the walls, no grand carved marble alters, or organ…

Located in the southern portion of the Yucatan Peninsula, Calakmul sits within an ecological preserve of 819,000 acres, surrounded by a buffer zone of an additional 968,000 acres. Together, this vast…

The legend has it that the Aztecs came to Tenochtitlan to find work as soldiers to protect the city, they were rough and tough nomads that took a liking to the great city, the people of Tenochtitlan…

Palenque, one of the most wealthy and commanding cities of the maya in the classic period (600 to 700 AD) was a beacon of civilization where archaeologist Arnoldo Cruz stumbled upon the sarcophagus of…