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Pre-Hispanic City of Chichén Itzá (UNESCO World Heritage Centre)
Chichén Itzá (National Geographic)
Chichen Itza (Wikipedia)

Travel Destinations: Mexico (Frommer’s)
Travel Destinations: Mexico (Lonely Planet)
Travel Destinations: Mexico (CNN)
Travel Destinations: Mexico (BBC)

Resources

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General

Portal

Mexico Portal (Wikipedia), Mexico (DMOZ Tools)

Dictionary

Mexico : country in southern North America south of the U.S. (Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California), north of Guatemala and Belize, and between the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific; a republic; capital Mexico City area 759,530 square miles (1,972,544 square kilometers), population 112,336,538 — Webster

OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary

Encyclopedia

Mexico, officially the United Mexican States is a country in the southern portion of North America. It is bordered to the north by the United States; to the south and west by the Pacific Ocean; to the southeast by Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea; and to the east by the Gulf of Mexico. Covering almost 2,000,000 square kilometres (770,000 sq mi), the nation is the fifth largest country in the Americas by total area and the 13th largest independent state in the world. With an estimated population of over 120 million people, the country is the eleventh most populous state and the most populous Spanish-speaking state in the world, while being the second most populous nation in Latin America after Brazil. Mexico is a federation comprising 31 states and Mexico City, a special federal entity that is also the capital city and its most populous city. Other metropolises in the state include Guadalajara, Monterrey, Puebla, Toluca, and Tijuana. — Wikipedia

Encyclopædia Britannica

Introduction


An Introduction to Mexico (BBC Bitsize)

Search

WolframAlpha

Preservation

History

Pre-Columbian Mexico dates to about 8000 BC and is identified as one of five cradles of civilization and was home to many advanced Mesoamerican civilizations such as the Olmec, Toltec, Teotihuacan, Zapotec, Maya, and Aztec before first contact with Europeans. In 1521, the Spanish Empire conquered and colonized the territory from its politically powerful base in Mexico-Tenochtitlan (part of Mexico City), which was administered as the viceroyalty of New Spain. Three centuries later, the territory became a nation state following its recognition in 1821 after the colony’s Mexican War of Independence. The post-independence period was tumultuous, characterized by economic inequality and many contrasting political changes. The Mexican–American War (1846–1848) led to a territorial cession of the extant northern territories to the United States. The Pastry War, the Franco-Mexican War, a civil war, two empires, and the Porfiriato occurred in the 19th century. The Porfiriato was ended by the start of the Mexican Revolution in 1910, which culminated with the promulgation of the 1917 Constitution and the emergence of the country’s current political system as a federal, democratic republic. — Wikipedia

Museum



Museo Nacional de Antropología (Official Site)
Museo Nacional de Antropología (Lonely Planet)
National Museum of Anthropology (Wikipedia)

20 Best Museums in Mexico City (Susannah Rigg, Condé Nast Traveler)

Library

WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library

Participation

Education

Course

OER Commons: Open Educational Resources

News

Reuters, Newspapers in Mexico (Wikipedia)

Book

ISBNdb

Expression

Fun in the Sun

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Best Beaches: Mayakoba at Playa del Carmen, Mexico (CNN Travel)