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... region for food, crafts, and medicine. Because of the area’s unique botanic diversity and history, Toledo, de Ávila, and other Pro-Oax members got the endorsement of the federal government, and in 1994 the state created a trust enabling the Jardin Etnobot Jardín Etnobotánico de Oaxaca to be formed. The plan was to have the garden tell the area’s history by arranging plants by ecological and cultural themes. There would be a section ...
... emergence of large estates as Yagul, Mitla, Lambitieco and Zaachila.
The exhibitions cover
- Millenary cultures
- Flourishing times
- Treasures of the tomb 7
- States, fall of Monte Alban, social classes, etc.
- Contact and conquest
- The new faith, rewriting the past
- Indigenous response
- Material and spirit
- A new nation emerges, the independence movement
- Order and progress
- Modern Mexico
... as it had been abandoned and was covered in dirt, trees & cactus. It sits just under 2000m looking out over the valleys and has spectacular views. The pyramids and building are awesome and we were so lucky to have a local archaeologist who is attached to one of the major US University show us around. He gave us so much insight into the life and times. The culture was very similar to the Aztecs, Mayans and ...
... people dressed up for Day of the Dead, art everywhere, including the famous sugarskulls (literally skulls carved out of sugar). We quickly found our costumes and prepared for the festivities. We started our night at the rooftop bar with everyone from the hostel, then ventured to the Old Cemetery about 11pm for the beginning of the night. It was definitely not really what we expected but incredible all the same. Every grave was ...
... a shock on the way up. We started slowly back up following a new track which in fact may not have been a track at all. It was not long before I could feel my heart beating in my chest and hear my every breath in ring in my ears. It was hard work. It was hot but the hardest bit was I felt so breathless. The boys were making good progress, Paul had long legs so bigger steps and Dave had just come back from a 3 day hike in the mountains so he was acclimatized. Me on ...