Posts Tagged ‘Veracruz’

Photo 365-Day 134 “Big Head”

Photo 365-Day 134 “Big Head” Olmec Head in Xalapa, Veracruz. Made of basalt boulders, these structures are from the Olmec civilization. Many point to the features of the monuments as proof of a pre-Colombian African presence in Mexico. The monuments date back to 900 BC. The one showed here is 2.8 meters tall (a little […]

Snapshot — San Juan de Ulua in Mexico

A fort on a small island off the coast of Veracruz, Mexico, San Juan de Ulua served as the gateway to the Americas for the Spanish Empire. It was also a primary entry point for African slaves to the west. Construction of the fort began in 1565. African slaves were brought to Mexico by the […]