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Monument marking the graves of the victims of the Goliad Massacre.

The Goliad Massacre—The Other Alamo

Although overshadowed by the fall of the Alamo, the Goliad Massacre claimed the lives of twice as many Texas rebels.

Reproduction of the “Come and Take It" flag.

The First Shots of the Texas Revolution

A dispute over a small cannon in 1835 sparked the Texas Revolution and immortalized the battle cry “Come and Take It.”

William Travis' 18365 "Victory or Death" letter. (Courtesy of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Travis Writes from the Alamo: “Victory or Death”

Surrounded by thousands of Mexican troops and facing near-certain death, Lieutenant Colonel William B. Travis wrote what is considered to be one of history’s most heroic letters.

The bombardment of San Juan de Ulua on November 27, 1838

The Pastry War, 175 Years Ago

An unpaid bakery debt launched the Pastry War between France and Mexico 175 years ago and ultimately cost General Santa Anna his leg.

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6 Things You May Not Know About the Mexican Revolution

As Mexico celebrates Revolution Day (Día de la Revolución) today, get the facts on one of history’s most convoluted conflicts.

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Tomb of Ancient Mayan Prince Discovered in Mexico

Researchers excavating the Maya settlement of Uxul, buried deep within the jungle, have uncovered the final resting place of a young prince.

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7 Things You May Not Know About Cinco de Mayo

Get the story behind the Cinco de Mayo holiday as the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla approaches.

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Drought May Have Spelled End for Maya

Mexican and British researchers have uncovered a possible reason for the mysterious collapse of one of the Western Hemisphere’s most advanced civilizations.

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Offerings Discovered at Base of Teotihuacan’s Pyramid of the Sun

A trove of ceremonial offerings has been discovered under Teotihuacan’s Pyramid of the Sun, archaeologists announced Tuesday.

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Mexico City Subway Dig Yields Aztec Remains and Artifacts

Excavations for a new Mexico City subway line have unearthed a number of important finds, including the remains of 50 Aztec children.