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Map of the island of Hispaniola, or Saint Domingue, which contains present day Haiti and the Dominican Republic. (Fernandezmv / Public Domain)

To the Shores of Distant Death: The Failed Colony of San Miguel De Gualdape

The year is 1526. Onto the wild and wooded lands of what is today Georgia in the United States, European feet had never...
Ruins of Calera de las Huérfanas (Barriola, N / CC BY 3.0)

A Lime Quarry for Orphans at Calera de las Huérfanas

Many archaeological sites and ruins from the colonial period are to be found in the former colonies of the Spanish Empire, and the...

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