Mexico Enamórate de México!2


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Ana Lila Downs Sánchez, best known as Lila Downs (born September 9, 1968) is a Mexican singer-songwriter. She performs her own compositions as well as tapping into Mexican traditional and popular music. She also incorporates indigenous Mexican influences and has recorded songs in indigenous languages such as Mixtec, Zapotec, Mayan, Nahuatl and P'urhépecha.

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Mexico Enamórate de México!2

  1. 1. Hoy esviernes, 28 de diciemAhora mismo son las 19:48 h.
  2. 2. Estevineri 28 decembrie 2012,şi deşi este ora 19:48:11, nu-i prea târziu să te îndrăgosteşti de
  3. 3. El Castillo (pyramid of Kukulcán) in Chichén Itzá
  4. 4. El Castillo(pyramidd ofKukulcán) inChichén Itzá
  5. 5. Temple of the Warriors, one of the most impressive structures at Chichén Itzá
  6. 6. El Caracol at Chichén Itzá may be the best known of all Maya observatories
  7. 7. One of the more notablestructures at Chichén Itzá is acomplex of Terminal Classicbuildings constructed inthe Puuc architectural style.The Spanish nicknamed thiscomplex Las Monjas ("TheNuns" or "The Nunnery") butwas actually a governmentalpalace. Just to the east is asmall temple (nicknamed LaIglesia, "The Church")decorated with elaborate masksof the rain god Chaac.
  8. 8. The "Monument To The Flag" along Paseo Montejo in Merida. It is the work ofsculptor Romulo Rozo, who through this piece shows us an important part ofMexicos history from the founding of Tenochtitlan until mid-twentieth century.
  9. 9. Uxmal, The Adivino, the Pyramid of the Magician. Maya site, Yucatan
  10. 10. Double Jaguar Throne in front of the Governors Palace, Uxmal,
  11. 11. Uxmal, Maya site, Yucatan Frieze on the Nunnery
  12. 12. Uxmal, Maya site, Yucatan
  13. 13. Wall of Masks, Kabah, Mexico Palace of the Masks at Kabah
  14. 14. Teotihuacan, ceremonial center, Pyramid of the Sun from the Pyramid of the Moon
  15. 15. The Pyramid of the Sun is the largestbuilding in Teotihuacan and one of thelargest in Mesoamerica
  16. 16. The name Pyramid of the Sun comes from the Aztecs, who visited the city of Teotihuacan centuries after it was abandoned; thename given to the pyramid by the Teotihuacanos is unknown. (The ethnic identity of Teotihuacans inhabitants is not known). To theAztecs, Teotihuacan was a holy place, where the sun, moon and universe were created. It was they who gave Teotihuacan itsname, meaning "The place where men become gods". They also named the Calle de los Muertos, thinking (wrongly) that the manyruined temples and monuments along the "road" were burial places of early rulers.
  17. 17. Tula is generallyaccepted as thelegendary capitalTollan of theToltec empire,Tula became thecapital cityfollowingTeotihuacan,although it neverreached thesame size due tocompeting citiesin the area.
  18. 18. These four immense statues still stand on the top of pyramid-B in Tula. They stand over 4.6m high and are suggested to have oncebeen supports for a temple.
  19. 19. Tula Pyramid B
  20. 20. Palenque, Temple of the of the Palace West Facade Inscriptions Palenque, Temple of the Sun, and Temple of the Inscriptions
  21. 21. Nohoch Mul, is the tallest Mayan pyramid on the Yucatan Peninsula, and the secondtallest in the world. It is located within the archeological site of Cobá in the state ofQuintana Roo, Mexico. It is believed to be have been built between 100 and 200 AD.
  22. 22. The Nohoch Mul pyramid stands 138 feet tall, and is part of the Mayan ruins at the Cobá archeological site
  23. 23. The Olmec werethe first majorcivilization inMexico. Theylived in thetropical lowlandsof south-centralMexico, in themodern-daystates ofVeracruz andTabasco.Museo deAntropología deXalapa is ananthropologicalmuseum in thecity of Xalapa, inthe state ofVeracruz ineastern Mexico
  24. 24. Altar 5 La VentaThe Olmec may havebeen the first civilizationin the WesternHemisphere to developa writing system
  25. 25. Temple at El Tajín - a pre-Columbian archeological site and one of the largest and most important cities of the Classic era ofMesoamerica. A part of the Classic Veracruz culture, El Tajín flourished from 600 to 1200 C.E
  26. 26. Located in thestate of Veracruz,El Tajin becamethe mostimportant centrein north-eastMesoamericaafter the fall ofthe TeotihuacanEmpire.
  27. 27. Its architecture, which isunique in Mesoamerica, ischaracterized by elaboratecarved reliefs on the columnsand frieze.
  28. 28. The Pyramid of theNiches, amasterpiece ofancient Mexican andAmericanarchitecture, revealsthe astronomical andsymbolic significanceof the buildings.
  29. 29. Aztec Calendar stone or Sun stone, National museum of Anthropology, Mexico
  30. 30. The Aztec calendar stone,Mexica sun stone, Stone ofthe Sun (Spanish: Piedra delSol), or Stone of the FiveEras, is a large monolithicsculpture that was excavatedin the Zócalo, the main squareof Mexico City, on December17, 1790.It was discovered whileMexico City Cathedral wasbeing repaired.The stone is approximately 12feet (3.7 m) across andweighs approximately 24 tons
  31. 31. Text and pictures: Internet Copyright: All the images belong to their authors Presentation: Sanda Foişoreanu Lila Downs - Paloma negra