arqueological

Xochipilli by Omar Eduardo on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
Stone sculpture of the Mexica’s God of Flowers, Love, Music, Dance and Games, at the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City .

Xochipilli was the god of love, games, beauty, dance, flowers, maize, and song in Aztec mythology. His name contains the Nahuatl words xochitl (“flower”) and pilli (either “prince” or “child”), and hence means “flower prince”. He is also referred to as Macuilxochitl, which means “five flowers”.

His wife was Mayahuel and his twin sister was Xochiquetzal. As one of the gods responsible for fertility and agricultural produce, he was associated with Tlaloc, god of rains, and Cinteotl, god of maize.

DINOSAUR IN TEMPLE RUIN, CAMBODIA

This is a photo of the stunning Ta Prohm Temple deep in the jungles of Cambodia.
This temple is the work of the remarkable Khmer civilization which lasted from the 800’s AD until the 1400’s AD. The temple is covered with the most intricate of carvings. The reader who was visiting the area noticed very distinct and clear images that seem to depict a Stegosaurus.

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LA CULTURA Y LA ARQUEOLOGÍA ESTÁN DE LUTO:

Combatientes del Estado Islámico (ISIS) han destruido el museo británico de Nínive (Mosul, norte de Irak), uno de los museos más importantes que existían de arte asirio. 

En las imágenes se observan las estatuas, algunas identificadas como antigüedades del siglo VII a.C. de la época asiria, derribadas y destruidas a golpe de martillo. Su valor era incalculable.

Un yihadista que aparece en las imágenes dice que fueron destruidas porque fomentaban la idolatría:

"El Profeta nos ordenó deshacernos de las estatuas y las reliquias, y sus compañeros hicieron lo mismo cuando conquistaron países en su nombre"


Obras de arte que habían resistido milenios, guerras y catástrofes… no han podido resistir a la locura del Estado Islámico…