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April 21, 2024

Mexico Recovers Long-Lost Manuscripts About the Aztec Empire’s Rise and Fall

When studying history, academics use ancient documents as the key to understanding and putting together the puzzle of different cultures. An example of such documents are the codices of San Andrés Tetepilco, three pictographic documents related to Mexican history between the 16th and 17 centuries, which was a key period of transition from the Aztec empire to the Viceroyalty of New Spain.

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April 20, 2024

Old Maps Used to Show California as an Island Separate From the Rest of the U.S.

California is known for many things. San Francisco cablecars, Hollywood celebrities, and the rolling vineyards of Napa Valley are among its iconic symbols. The state figures large in American culture at home and abroad, but it was once somewhat of a mystery to European explorers. In fact, throughout the 16th and 17th centuries, a strange piece of misinformation appeared on maps throughout Europe. Cartographers showed California as an island.

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April 19, 2024

Floating Glass Museum Is a Futuristic Homage to Venice and Global Climate Change

Inspired by Venice's relationship with glass and water, Luca Curci Architects has designed the stunning Floating Glass Museum. With the support of AI, the firm has created breathtaking renderings of the colorful structure, which blurs the lines between art and nature. With an office in Venice, the firm is very familiar with the city's rich history of glassmaking.

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April 19, 2024

Retro-Looking RV Is a Lightweight Self-Propelling Trailer for Greener Glamping

These days, cities are teeming with people, lights, and sounds, making it easy to feel completely cut off from the natural world. Folks are eager to get back to nature, albeit with modern-day conveniences. At the same time, RVs require more fuel and produce more emissions than sustainability-minded campers prefer. That's where the Bowlus Rivet comes in.

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