History Stories
What Caused the Aztec Empire to Fall? Scientists Uncover New Clues
January 16, 2018

The mysterious epidemic that devastated Aztecs may have been food poisoning. Read More

Did Salmonella Kill Off the Aztecs?
February 22, 2017

New DNA research suggests a deadly form of salmonella may have been behind the collapse of the Aztec civilization. Read More

The 3,500-Year-Old Rubber Ball That Changed Sports Forever
January 20, 2016

The bouncing rubber balls used to play today’s most popular sports can be traced back 3,500 years to the dangerous—and deadly—ancient Mesoamerican sport of ulama. Read More

Offerings Discovered at Base of Teotihuacan’s Pyramid of the Sun
December 14, 2011

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

Mexico City Subway Dig Yields Aztec Remains and Artifacts
August 22, 2010

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