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Country : Mexico

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Photos marked as were added from 23 May 2020.


Country
Province
State
Place
Location
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Description Year
Taken
Mexico
Oaxaca
 Oaxaca was founded by the Spanish in 1529 and is full of colonial buildings.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca
 The city is the centre of the Miztec and Zapotec people.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca
 Miztec woman.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca
 Zapotec woman.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca
Cathedral
 The Cathedral dates from 1553.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca
Cathedral
 Detailed stone carving by the entrance.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca
Cathedral
 The building is in Oaxaca Baroque style.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca
 The covered market.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca
 City bus.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca
 Church of the Company of Jesus.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca
Government Palace
 The interior courtyard of the Government Palace.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca
Government Palace
 The palace contains murals showing the history of the Oaxaca Valley which has been inhabited since 8000 BC.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca
Government Palace
 Mural showing life in the ancient city of Mitla.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca
Government Palace
 Mural showing 19th century reformers including Benito Juarez, a Zapotec who became President.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca
 The colonial city centre.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca
 Street scene.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca
San Filipe Neri Church
 The Church of San Filipe Neri.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca
San Filipe Neri Church
 The church dates from the 16th century.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca
San Filipe Neri Church
 Detail of the exterior stonework.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca
 Man in the city centre.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca
Basilica La Soledad
 The 17th century Basilica La Soledad contains an image of the Virgin crowned with gold and diamonds.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca
Basilica La Soledad
 Stonework above the entrance.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca
 Train passing next to a street.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca
 The interior of San Domingo (1570).
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca
 Mother and daughter.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca
San Domingo Monastery
 The San Domingo Monastery.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca
San Domingo Monastery
 Original frescos from the monastery.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca
San Domingo Monastery
 The monastery has a museum with artifacts from the many archeological sites in the Oaxaca Valley.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca
San Domingo Monastery
 Zapotec huipile.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca
San Domingo Monastery
 Ceramic from the Zapotec civilisation that flourished between 900 and 1521.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca
San Domingo Monastery
 Zapotec figurine.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca
San Domingo Monastery
 Zapotec face used in ceremonies.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca
San Domingo Monastery
 Mixtec gold rings found in a tomb at Monte Alban.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca
San Domingo Monastery
 Mixtec gold piece from Monte Alban.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca
San Domingo Monastery
 Gold face (Mixtec, 1400 to 1521).
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Ocatlan
 Ocatlan is a Zapotec market town in the Oaxaca Valley.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Ocatlan
 Straw mats.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Ocatlan
 Ploughs.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Ocatlan
 Vegetable seller.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Ocatlan
 Sugar cane.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Ocatlan
 Zapotec family.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Ocatlan
 Two women carrying firewood.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Ocatlan
 Garlic for sale.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Ocatlan
 Vegetable seller.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Ocatlan
 Ceramics.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Ocatlan
 Buying vegetables.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Ocatlan
 Carpets.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Ocatlan
 Turkey seller.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Ocatlan
 Grinding corn to make flour for tortillas.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Ocatlan
 Man at the market.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Ocatlan
 Ocatlan is surrounded by the rolling hills of the Oaxaca Valley.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Ocatlan
 Rolling hills.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Monte Alban
 Monte Alban is a Zapotec site dating from 400 BC.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Monte Alban
 The site is on a flattened hilltop 400m above the Oaxaca Valley.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Monte Alban
 The site once had a population of 25,000.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Monte Alban
Observatory
 The Observatory dates from the 1st century BC.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Monte Alban
Observatory
 The structure is aligned with the star Capella.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Monte Alban
 The Grand Plaza is 200m by 300m.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Monte Alban
 There are many tunnels and tombs below the buildings.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Monte Alban
 The site was abandoned by the Zapotecs in the 8th century.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Monte Alban
 The site overlooks the valley and is surrounded by mountains.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Monte Alban
 The temple complex.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Monte Alban
 Overall view of the site with the Teotihuacan style sunken patio.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Monte Alban
 Mayan style reliefs of military conquests.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Monte Alban
Dancer Stones
 The so-called Dancer Stones.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Monte Alban
Dancer Stones
 The Dancer Stones depict slain enemies.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Monte Alban
Dancer Stones
 The stones show Olmec influences.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Monte Alban
Dancer Stones
 The stones date from 400 BC.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Monte Alban
Dancer Stones
 The inscriptions are the oldest known true writing in Mexico.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Monte Alban
 The enormous southern pyramid.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Monte Alban
 Tourists on the southern pyramid.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Monte Alban
 The unexcavated northern complex contains many Zapotec tombs.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Monte Alban
 The Zapotec tombs were looted and later used by the Mixtecs.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Monte Alban
 The site is large and surrounded by mountains.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Monte Alban
 The central buildings are contructed over rock that could not be flattened.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Monte Alban
 Most structures are on the outside of the Grand Plaza.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Monte Alban
 Toltec style ball court.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Monte Alban
 Structures along the western side of the complex.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Monte Alban
 Unexcavated parts of the site.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Monte Alban
 Newly excavated structures.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Monte Alban
Tomb 104
 The 5th century Tomb 104.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Monte Alban
Tomb 104
 Mask of the god Cocijo.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Monte Alban
Tomb 104
 The tomb contains frescos of Pitao Cozobi, the Zapotec maize god.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Monte Alban
 Tomb 3 was originally Zapotec. It was looted and later reused by the Mixtecs.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Monte Alban
 Fields around Monte Alban.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Monte Alban
 View of the Oaxaca Valley from Monte Alban.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Monte Alban
 View from the site 400m above the valley.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Monte Alban
 Rolling fields.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Monte Alban
 View of the valley.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Monte Alban
 View of the city of Oaxaca.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Monte Alban
 Oaxaca at dawn.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Tlacochuhuaya
 Tlacochuhuaya is a Zapotec village with an Aztec name.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Tlacochuhuaya
Church of San Jeronimo
 The Church of San Jeronimo.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Tlacochuhuaya
Church of San Jeronimo
 The church dates from the 16th century.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Tlacochuhuaya
Church of San Jeronimo
 The interior of the church is full of Zapotec painting and artwork.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Tlacochuhuaya
Church of San Jeronimo
 Zapotec wood carving and painting.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Tlacochuhuaya
Church of San Jeronimo
 Religious painting.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Tlacochuhuaya
 The Oaxaca Valley near Tlacochuhuaya is very fertile.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Tlacochuhuaya
 Rolling hills.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Tlacochuhuaya
 The beautiful Oaxaca Valley.
1991

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