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Hispanic Heritage Month: Ancient Art

Monday, October 12, 2020 | Karl Cole

If you ever study the history of ancient Central and South America, you will immediately become, as I have, completely enthralled with the history of our hemisphere. For the variety of incredibly soph ...

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Hispanic Heritage Month: Chimú of Peru

Monday, October 5, 2020 | Karl Cole

Like many Mesoamerican and South American cultures, ancient Peruvians developed large city-states with religious-secular rulers. The landscape in northern South America is very different from tha ...

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Some Flourish While Others Decline

Monday, November 27, 2017 | Karl Cole

It drives me absolutely nuts as an art historian the way Western art history textbooks treat Mesoamerican and South American cultures in a peripheral way, yet fawn all over ancient Greece and ancient ...

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One Day in 1839

Monday, April 18, 2011 | Karl Cole

Always the geek interested in little-discussed aspects of the history of art, I bring you the art of a true pioneer! It took three centuries for some archeologists/art historians to become interested ...

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Mayan Honduras

Monday, November 30, 2009 | Karl Cole

We in the western hemisphere don’t have to look very far to find a civilization that rivals that of ancient Greece and Rome. The Mayan culture in Central America thrived for almost 3000 years in ...

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