Monthly Archives: September 2012

Maya World – Xunantunich in Belize – A brief history I.

Xunantunich is the largest ceremonial center in the Belize River Valley. Xunantunich was a major ceremonial center during the Classic Period. The site is composed of six major plazas, surrounded by more than twenty five temples and palaces. Xunantunich in …

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Kraków – a brief history – part II.

In 1596 King Zygmunt III. moved the capital of Poland from Kraków to Warsaw, although Kraków remained the place of coronations and burials. The Swedish invasions, beginning in 1655, accelerated the decline; by the end of the following century the …

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