Central America’s Lost Kingdoms Cultures Documentaries

Teotihuacan
the place where
time began.

Aztec jade mask depicting the god Xipe Totec.

The above wasn’t one of our little poems, it was the title of the fourth and last Lost Kingdoms of Central America, which is available until November 8th by my calculations, but only in the U.K. I think.

My calculations aren’t as impressive, accurate and scientific as the Teotihuacan culture, who built their massive pyramids to multiples of 83, and worked out a 365-day calendar nearly 2000 years ago where Mexico is now.

When the Aztecs (just found this greenYgrey god image while checking them out on Wikipedia!) found the pyramids and temples left by the mysterious ancients 600 years ago they thought it was the original human civilisation.

Of course, there were other great civilisations thriving over the rest of the world 2000 and more years ago, but the Aztecs didn’t know about them, and the civilisations around the world didn’t know about the great civilisations in Central America.

Religious Freedom and Religious Fascism

Lost Kingdoms of Central America

Teotihuacan pyramids

Hi, it’s Tony Loboinson, archaeological correspondent at the greenYgrey inspired by Tony Robinson, as well as being the satirical comedy history one sometimes too, but there’s not much of that in this blog!

There’s a fine line between religious freedom and religious fascism, and the greenYgrey tries to walk the line by asking Y?

We think that the more people know about world religions, cultures and civilisations the less likely they are to think that theirs (if they have one) is particularly special and superior.

We don’t follow any of the religions and cultures featured here, and the images are just for satirical comedy; and to show how you can usually find evidence to support your claims if you make the topic wide enough, and look far enough.

Teotihuacan: Lost Kingdom of Central America

The Teotihuacan builders are said to have considered minerals alive, and with particular interest to the greenYgrey, particularly liked  green-gold obsidian.

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Some of their temples featured murals  depicting a heavenly supernatural paradise water world, including some greenYgrey:

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By the 6th century there were thought to be 100,000 people living in stone houses with good sanitation there.

It took another 1000 years for London to reach that population, which was around the time the Aztec culture was taking over where the Teotihuacan civilisation had once thrived.

Diquis Costa Rica Civilisation

Stone sphere created by the Diquís culture in the courtyard of the National Museum of Costa Rica. The sphere is the icon of the country's cultural identity.After I discussed the first two documentaries on  this blog, the third documentary was about the Diquis.

The Diquis were a culture that lived south of Mexico, where Costa Rica is now.

They are best known for their stone-balls sculptures, which created great greenYgrey images in the sunny jungle setting.

Also of interest to greenYgreyology was that they also liked minerals, and progressed from a jade to gold culture.

Moreover, relevant for Folding Mirror poetry, the chief’s house was built above a lake providing a reflection.

There are lots of clips, featuring many-a-greenYgrey, on the Lost Kingdoms of Central America website.

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