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[Akodessewa Fetish Market; Flickr] Who doesnít love a nice day at the local market? They can be so lovely, with their cute little produce selections and hand-woven vegan blankets; stands run by hippies who haggle over homemade soaps and chapsticks that smell like faraway islands you're only familiar with via daydreams and Google Maps. Sure, you generally end up purchasing more than you intend to, but itís always worth it because, like ~~s u p p o r t l o c a l~~! Duh.
Oh, and then there are those other markets. The type that sell things like dead animals and Voodoo dolls and general decomposition. So, for all you thanatourists out there, Jaunted is breaking down five of the most hexed marketplaces in the world.
Donít say we didnít warn you.
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A huge pyramid has been discovered under two feet of dirt on a hill in Mexico City. The 1500-year-old structure is as big as the Pyramid of the Moon, in nearby Teotihuacan, with a height of 60 feet and four sides that are each 500 feet long.
The hillside, in a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of town, has its own modern religious significance, since it's been used since 1833 to stage reenactments of Christ's crucifixion. Sounds like a party, right?
The National Institute of Anthropology and History will not be digging up the entire site because of the reenactments. A spokesman for the institute stated that "both the pre-Hispanic structure and the Holy Week rituals are part of our cultural legacy, so we have to look for a way to protect both cultural values." For the moment, that means no digging.
· 1,500-year-old pyramid discovered [Yahoo]
· Pyramid presents religious quandary [CNN]
· Ancient Pyramid found in Mexico [BBC]