Was Cleopatra beautiful?

Was Cleopatra beautiful?

There are no paintings or statues that can be definitively credited to this queen, and yet she was described by historians as being physically alluring. Coins with her image that were struck in her time show a masculine face with a protruding nose – not (by our...
Holmul was controlled by the Snake Kingdom?

Holmul was controlled by the Snake Kingdom?

A gigantic stucco frieze was recently discovered during excavations of a building at Holmul, a ceremonial center in the northeastern Peten of Guatemala. Measuring 26 feet by 7 feet, and still containing traces of red, blue, green, and yellow pigment, deified rulers...
Chili peppers probably spiced drinks in Mexico?

Chili peppers probably spiced drinks in Mexico?

Flowering plants of the genus Capsicum are usually referred to as chili peppers. There are relatively few sites in Mesoamerica, Central America, and South America that contain remains of Capsicum, and therefore, we know little about how pre-Columbian people used chili...