Ancient Peoples of Mexico18th Nov 2024

Ancient Peoples of Mexico

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Summary

Follow in the footsteps of the lesser known, but fascinating cultures of Ancient Mexico. Journeying from Mexico City to the highlands of Oaxaca, we explore the legacy not only of the Aztec and Maya, but also of myriad other peoples: the Totonecs, Zapotecs and Mixtecs. Allies, enemies and rivals, they shared the same calendar systems, worshipped the same gods and practised human sacrifice. And their populations all depended on the cultivation of maize and the accompanying triad of beans, squash and peppers. Yet, they spoke a range of separate languages and produced an array of different styles in art and architecture that display a striking originality and vivacity. We travel the rugged, dramatic landscapes of Mexico seeing little-visited but spectacular sites, the discovery of which is transforming our understanding of Mesoamerica. 

Oaxaca

16 Days

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    What to Expect

    • Discover superlative sites from the jungles of Veracruz to the uplands of Oaxaca 
    • Explore the vast city of Monte Alban dramatically positioned in a hilltop setting 
    • Admire Cholula claimed to be the largest known pyramid in the world  
    • Enjoy the superb wall paintings depicting military scenes at Cacaxtla 

    Day by Day Itinerary

    London – Mexico City

    We arrive in the sprawling metropolis of Mexico City, in the high plateaus of the Valley of Mexico and transfer to our hotel.

    Meals includedDinner

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