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Photo Subject : Historical Sites

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Photos marked as were added from 1 March 2017.


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Province
State
Place
Location
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Mexico
Mexico City
National Museum
 Carved Toltec stele.
Mexico
Mexico City
National Museum
 Toltec deity.
Mexico
Mexico City
National Museum
 Codex from the Mayan civilisation which thrived in the Yucatan between 300 and 900 AD.
Mexico
Mexico City
National Museum
 Mayan relief.
Mexico
Mexico City
National Museum
 The Mayan king, Pakal.
Mexico
Mexico City
National Museum
 Mayan figure.
Mexico
Mexico City
National Museum
 Mayan container.
Mexico
Mexico City
National Museum
 Mayan figure.
Mexico
Mexico City
National Museum
 Mayan fertility figure.
Mexico
Mexico City
National Museum
 Jade mask from the Mayan site of Palenque.
Mexico
Mexico City
National Museum
 Painted Mayan figure.
Mexico
Mexico City
National Museum
 Mayan tablet with heiraglyphs.
Mexico
Mexico City
National Museum
 Mayan jade necklace.
Mexico
Mexico City
National Museum
 Carved stele from the Zapotecs (400 to 700).
Mexico
Mexico City
National Museum
 Mixtec (700 to 1500) mural from an underground tomb.
Mexico
Mexico City
National Museum
 Large stone Olmec head. The Olmecs are the oldest civilisation in Mexico (1500 to 400 BC).
Mexico
Mexico City
National Museum
 Olmec figure.
Mexico
Mexico City
National Museum
 The head of an Olmec figurine.
Mexico
Mexico City
National Museum
 Stone relief of an Olmec priest.
Mexico
Mexico City
National Museum
 Olmec head made of jade.
Mexico
Mexico City
National Museum
 Pre 1200 BC Meso American figure of an acrobat.
Mexico
Mexico City
National Museum
 Pre-Hispanic figure.
Mexico
Mexico City
National Museum
 Jade mask.
Mexico
Mexico City
National Museum
 Pre-Hispanic figure.
Mexico
Mexico City
National Museum
 Pre-Hispanic deity.
Mexico
Mexico City
National Museum
 The ethnography section contains arts and crafts from Mexico's 52 ethnic groups.
Mexico
Mexico City
National Museum
 Tarascan laquerware.
Mexico
Mexico City
National Museum
 Otomi leather work.
Mexico
Mexico City
National Museum
 Otomi straw work.
Mexico
Mexico City
National Museum
 Otomi paperwork.
Mexico
Mexico City
National Museum
 Cora beadwork.
Mexico
Teotihuacan
 The ancient city of Teotihuacan.
Mexico
Teotihuacan
 The city was founded c 200 BC.
Mexico
Teotihuacan
 The 13 buildings of the Citadel.
Mexico
Teotihuacan
 One of the Citadel structures shaped like a pyramid.
Mexico
Teotihuacan
 The city covered 156 square kilometres.
Mexico
Teotihuacan
Temple of Quetzelcoatl
 The Temple of Quetzelcoatl.
Mexico
Teotihuacan
Temple of Quetzelcoatl
 Quetzelcoatl is the plumed serpent whose images adorn the temple.
Mexico
Teotihuacan
Temple of Quetzelcoatl
 The temple staircase is lined with stone skulls.
Mexico
Teotihuacan
Temple of Quetzelcoatl
 The rain god Tlaloc.
Mexico
Teotihuacan
Avenue of the Dead
 The Avenue of the Dead.
Mexico
Teotihuacan
Avenue of the Dead
 The Avenue of the Dead is 44m long and passes sunken patios and ruined pyramids.
Mexico
Teotihuacan
Avenue of the Dead
 Sunken patio.
Mexico
Teotihuacan
Avenue of the Dead
 Ruined pyramid.
Mexico
Teotihuacan
Avenue of the Dead
 The city once housed 200,000 people.
Mexico
Teotihuacan
Avenue of the Dead
 View of the Pyramids of the Sun and Moon from the Avenue of the Dead.
Mexico
Teotihuacan
Pyramid of the Sun
 The Pyramid of the Sun is the third largest in the world.
Mexico
Teotihuacan
Pyramid of the Sun
 The pyramid is 225m square and 63m high and dates from 100 AD.
Mexico
Teotihuacan
Pyramid of the Sun
 The pyramid has 260 steps to the top.
Mexico
Teotihuacan
Pyramid of the Sun
 The pyramid is aligned with the setting Sun on the Equinox.
Mexico
Teotihuacan
Pyramid of the Sun
 The view from half way up.
Mexico
Teotihuacan
Pyramid of the Sun
 Looking down.
Mexico
Teotihuacan
Pyramid of the Sun
 View from the pyramid.
Mexico
Teotihuacan
Pyramid of the Sun
 View of the Pyramid of the Moon.
Mexico
Teotihuacan
Avenue of the Dead
 The avenue between the Pyramids of the Sun and Moon.
Mexico
Teotihuacan
Avenue of the Dead
 A series of courtyards.
Mexico
Teotihuacan
Avenue of the Dead
 View of the Pyramid of the Moon.
Mexico
Teotihuacan
Pyramid of the Moon
 The Pyramid of the Moon is 144m high and was built c 300.
Mexico
Teotihuacan
Pyramid of the Moon
 View of the Pyramid of the Sun.
Mexico
Teotihuacan
Pyramid of the Moon
 Unexcavated mounds.
Mexico
Teotihuacan
Pyramid of the Moon
 View from the pyramid.
Mexico
Teotihuacan
Pyramid of the Moon
 View of the Avenue of the Dead.
Mexico
Teotihuacan
Palace of Quetzelcoatl
 The Palace of Quetzelcoatl.
Mexico
Teotihuacan
Palace of Quetzelcoatl
 The interior.
Mexico
Teotihuacan
Palace of Quetzelcoatl
 The palace is famous for its carved stonework.
Mexico
Teotihuacan
Palace of Quetzelcoatl
 Carved bricks.
Mexico
Teotihuacan
Palace of Quetzelcoatl
 Carved wall.
Mexico
Teotihuacan
Palace of Quetzelcoatl
 Mural showing a jaguar praying to the rain god, Tlaloc.
Mexico
Teotihuacan
Palace of Quetzelcoatl
 Mural of an eagle.
Mexico
Tula
 The ancient city of Tula.
Mexico
Tula
 Tula was capital of the Toltecs between 950 and 1150 AD.
Mexico
Tula
 The Toltec influence spread as far north as Illinois.
Mexico
Tula
 The ball court is shaped like a letter I.
Mexico
Tula
Temple of Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli
 The Temple of Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli.
Mexico
Tula
Temple of Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli
 The temple is famous for its Atlantes Warriors.
Mexico
Tula
Temple of Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli
 The Tula Warriots are 4.5m high.
Mexico
Tula
Temple of Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli
 The head of a Tula Warrior with a feathered head dress covered in stars.
Mexico
Tula
Temple of Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli
 The rear of a Tula Warrior with a disk representing the Sun.
Mexico
Tula
Temple of Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli
 Bench carved with warriors.
Mexico
Tula
Temple of Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli
 Carving of an eagle eating a human heart.
Mexico
Tula
Temple of Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli
 Snake devouring a human skull.
Mexico
Tula
Temple of Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli
 Coyote.
Mexico
Tula
Temple of Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli
 Jaguar.
Mexico
Tula
Temple of Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli
 Pillar covered in feathers.
Mexico
Tula
 Pyramid B.
Mexico
Tula
 Pyramid C is the largest in Tula.
Mexico
Tepotzlan
 Overlooking Tepotzlan is a 12m high Aztec pyramid.
Mexico
Tepotzlan
 The Aztec pyramid is a temple dating from the 15th century.
Mexico
Xochicalco
 Xochicalco is a hilltop ceremonial site overlooking Lake Tequesquitengo.
Mexico
Xochicalco
Pyramid of the Plumed Serpent
 The Pyramid of the Plumed Serpent.
Mexico
Xochicalco
Pyramid of the Plumed Serpent
 Quetzalcoatl, the plumed serpent deity.
Mexico
Xochicalco
Pyramid of the Plumed Serpent
 Serpent winding through Mayan priests and astronomical symbols.
Mexico
Xochicalco
Pyramid of the Plumed Serpent
 The pyramid is covered with carved glyphs.
Mexico
Xochicalco
Pyramid of the Plumed Serpent
 Detail of a stone glyph.
Mexico
Xochicalco
Pyramid of the Plumed Serpent
 The glyphs show many influences including Toltec and Mayan.
Mexico
Xochicalco
Pyramid of the Plumed Serpent
 Coyote.
Mexico
Xochicalco
Pyramid of the Plumed Serpent
 Priest with head dress.
Mexico
Xochicalco
 The site flourished between 7th and 10th centiries.
Mexico
Xochicalco
 The city was destroyed around 900.
Mexico
Xochicalco
 The centre is in a spectacular setting.

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