Historic Centre of Oaxaca and Archaeological Site of ... (UNESCO/NHK)

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James Blake Wiener
by UNESCO TV NHK Nippon Hoso Kyokai
published on 27 July 2018
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Inhabited over a period of 1,500 years by a succession of peoples – Olmecs, Zapotecs and Mixtecs – the terraces, dams, canals, pyramids and artificial mounds of Monte Albán were literally carved out of the mountain and are the symbols of a sacred topography. The nearby city of Oaxaca, which is built on a grid pattern, is a good example of Spanish colonial town planning. The solidity and volume of the city's buildings show that they were adapted to the earthquake-prone region in which these architectural gems were constructed.

Source: UNESCO TV / © NHK Nippon Hoso Kyokai
URL: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/415/

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Kyokai, U. T. N. N. H. (2018, July 27). Historic Centre of Oaxaca and Archaeological Site of ... (UNESCO/NHK). Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/video/1542/

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Kyokai, UNESCO T. N. N. H. "Historic Centre of Oaxaca and Archaeological Site of ... (UNESCO/NHK)." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified July 27, 2018. https://www.ancient.eu/video/1542/.

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Kyokai, UNESCO T. N. N. H. "Historic Centre of Oaxaca and Archaeological Site of ... (UNESCO/NHK)." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 27 Jul 2018. Web. 24 Sep 2020.

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