The Carolina Parakeet extinction

EN_ On February 1st 1918 Incas, the last specimen of Carolina parakeet, died in its cage of the Cincinatti zoo, the same cage where Martha, the last passenger pigeon, had passed away just 4 years earlier. So this year marks the 100th Anniversary of the extinction of this neotropical parrot, the only indigenous parrot of…

The Greater Colonies – The Olmecs.

EN_ Greater Colony of the Olmecs: The Olmecs were the first major civilization that developed in the tropical lowlands of south-central Mexico. The painting depicts a parrot whisperer surrounded by today extinct breeds of parrots. From left to right: _ Ara erythrurus _ Ara gossei _ Ara martinicus (blue macaw in the center) _ Guadeloupe Red Macaw _…

The Greater Colonies – Tartessos.

EN_  Greater Colony of Tartessos. Tartessos was what the Greek thought to be the first Western civilization, and developed in the southwestern coast of the Iberian Peninsula. Its wealth was built on the exploitation of the precious metals of its mines,  which provided Atlantis with the mythical orichalcum. They considered bulls sacred and created a…

The Greater Colonies – Egypt.

EN_  Greater Colony of Egypt: Isis was worshipped as the ideal mother and wife as well as the patroness of nature and magic. Her headdress is a throne. As the personification of the throne, she was an important representation of the pharaoh’s power.  The 2 lion statues would later be recarved as what we today…

The Greater Colonies. Crete.

EN_  Greater  Colony of Crete. The Minoan Civilization ruled the central and eastern waters of the sea called Mediterranean . Their Priest-king, the Prince of Lilies, ruled the insular empire from his siege in the Knossos Temple on the island of Crete. ES_ Gran colonia de Creta. La civilización minoica controlaba el centro y costas…