La Batalla de Zacatecas

Cerca de 3 mil elementos del ejército mexicano escenificaron la Toma de Zacatecas, como parte de los festejos por el centenario en que la División del Norte, al mando de Francisco Villa, Felipe Ángeles y Pánfilo Natera, derrotó al ejército federal en la batalla qe fue a la postre la derrota de Victoriano Huerta y el triunfo de la Revolución Mexicana.

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Mexican archaeologists excavate 1,600 year-old shaft tomb in the State of Zacatecas


ZACATECAS.- Although it has been known since the 1950’s that inhabitants in the southern part of Zacatecas participated in the tradition of shaft tombs, there hadn’t been a chance for the systematic excavation of these funerary contexts, until experts at the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) attended the municipality of Valparaiso in order to make an archaeological salvage of one.

Under the narrow ledge of the asphalted path that leads to La Florida, an archaeological team coordinated by investigator Laura Solar discovered in 2009 the contents of a chamber that –unlike other registries of shaft tombs in this place– had remained unaltered for at least 1,600 years. Read more.