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The Struggle for Mexican Independence
200th Anniversary of Mexican Independence
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Mexico's War of Independence
Mexico's War of Independence(8 Photos)
September 2010 marks the 200th anniversary of Mexico's War of Independence from Spanish rule, which was launched by Mexican priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla.
Mesoamerican Pyramids(14 Photos)
Explore images of Mesoamerican pyramids from Teotihuacan, Chichen Itza, Tikal, Palenque and Uxmal. Learn about an ancient calendar as well.
Hidalgo Photo Gallery
Hidalgo Photo Gallery(6 Photos)
View images of the state of Hidalgo on History.
The AztecsVideo Clip (1:20)
Video Clip (1:20)
Though they could build complex suspension bridges, the Aztecs could not ward off diseases brought over by the Spanish.
The MayansVideo Clip (1:36)
Video Clip (1:36)
The growth of the great Mayan civilization is as much a mystery as its disappearance.
Coroner's Report: Aztec Sacrifice
Coroner's Report: Aztec SacrificeVideo Clip (2:59)
Video Clip (2:59)
When Aztec priests made human sacrifices to their gods, they would tear out the victim's heart and hold it in the air. Would the heart really still be beating?
Prophecy of Quexalcote
Prophecy of QuexalcoteVideo Clip (2:14)
Video Clip (2:14)
Did the ancient Aztecs predict the arrival of Hernan Cortez in 1519?
Cinco De Mayo
Cinco De MayoVideo Clip (3:09)
Video Clip (3:09)
Cinco De Mayo commemorates the Mexican Army's successful defense of the city of Puebla against invading French forces in 1862.
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The decade-long struggle for Mexican independence from Spain began on September 16, 1810, a day that is now celebrated as the country's birthday.Go
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