Jesús Helguera (1910-1971)     Mexican painter who married the heroic Aztec image to Catholicism. For any one growing up in SoCal in the 70′s this style of art was everywhere. It completely reminds me of LA and the Chicano culture boom of the period.

Classic Mexican Art Jesús Helguera Mexican painter who married the heroic Aztec image to Catholicism. For any one growing up in SoCal in the this style of art was everywhere. It completely reminds me of LA and the Chicano culture boom of the period.

Guatemala, Maya culture Late Classic period (A.D. 600–900) c. 600–800

Mayan painted clay statue from the Tik'al archaeological site. Figure of a God from the burial site of Yax Nuun Ayiin I. The website explains a great deal about Mayan art history.

Aztec temple in Yucatan, Mexico would be a place I would stop by while going through the country. The Aztecs have so much history and are so famous it would be hard no to go in see these temples.

Mexico Travel Inspiration - Aztec temple in Yucatan, Mexico would be a place I would stop by while going through the country. The Aztecs have so much history and are so famous it would be hard no to go in see these temples.

Pakal Sarcophagus Lid, depiction of King Pakal (603-683 CE) in the jaws of the underworld, symbolic of his death and journey into the underworld and resurrection with the Maize God. Temple of the Inscriptions, Palenque, Mexico. Maya, Late Classic Period.

Pakal Sarcophagus Lid ~ depiction of King Pakal CE) in the jaws of the underworld ~ symbolic of his death and journey into the underworld and resurrection with the Maize God. Temple of the Inscriptions, Palenque, Mexico.

Ancient Precolumbian double-headed sculpture, found in the area surrounding the Gulf Coast of Mexico

"Remojadas Double-Faced, Triple-Eyed Head" Culture: Pre-Columbian, Classic period of the Veracruz, Mexico Date:

Tomb Mural  --  Circa 500-800 CE  --  Excavated at the Mayan Archaeological site of Bonampak  --  Chiapas, Mexico

Maya archaeological site Bonampak, Chiapas, Mexico - The Temple of the Murals.

Gold aurei of the Twelve Caesars, Early Imperial/Flavian period, circa 69-96 AD, Roman, gold and amethyst.

DesertRose///Gold aurei of the Twelve Caesars, Early Imperial/Flavian period, circa AD, Roman, gold and amethyst.

Elaborate double whistle Mexico Remojadas culture Veracruz Late Classic period 6th century CE earthenware. (this looks like a space ship and he is prepared for launch, ancient aliens)

Elaborate double WHISTLE (not ocarina) Mexico Remojadas culture Veracruz Late Classic period century CE earthenware. Is this just artistic fun or does it show a bird headed humanoid riding in a flying machine?

Uxmal, Yucatan, Mexico. Built during the Classic period, Uxmal is the most famous of the ruins in the Puuc region. Its architecture is considered one of the masterpieces of the old civilization. (V)

Yucatan: Uxmal Maya building ~ Uxmal is an ancient Maya city of the classical period in present-day Mexico. It is considered one of the most important archaeological sites of Maya culture, along with Palenque, Chichén, and Calakmul.

Olmec  "were-jaguar " Shamans were also associated and depicted in acrobatic poses

Olmeca - This Olmec Statue depicts a shaman in what is very similar to the Scorpion Asana of classical yoga. The Olmecs are older than the Mayans, and the most ancient civilisation discovered in Mexico.

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