Colonial Latin America




Once there was a color so valuable that emperors and conquistadors coveted it, and so did kings and cardinals. Artists went wild over it. Pirates ransacked ships for it.

The Bug That Had the World Seeing ...












New Spain
The Spanish reused the stones of pagan temples to build their new capital atop the Aztec city, Tenochtitlan.

New Spain, an introduction








The convento atrium was a place for preaching. This cross taught new converts about Christianity.

Atrial Cross at Acolman