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Piedras Negras, Coahuila

en 1935. La construcción de sus torres empezó en 1950). * Presidio militar de Monclova Viejo (1773 ruins) * Casa Redonda o Maestranza (Donde se constuyeron los cañones constitucionalistas) * Antiguo Hotel del Ferrocarril (Ruinas) * Antigua Presidencia Municipal (Próximamente, Museo de la Frontera Norte) * Plaza de las Culturas * Plaza de Toros Monumental "Arizpe" * Monumento a Venustiano Carranza (Blvd. Carranza) * Monumento al Centenario de la Independencia (Inaugurado el 16 de

: seccion articulo entrega-humberto-moreira-gran-plaza-a-piedras-negras title Entrega Humberto Moreira "Gran Plaza" a Piedras Negras accessdate 9 December 2010 * Asta Bandera Monumental "Puente Internacional II" (50 mts.) * Asta Bandera Monumental " La Gran Plaza" ref

(120 mts.)

Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán

Terra location Mexico City date October 28, 2009 accessdate April 3, 2010 language Spanish trans_title Oaxacan municipalities ready to celebrate Day of the Dead with more than 30,000 in 2005.

has sponsored cultural events to accompany them, such as musical, gastronomical and other cultural events which attract both residents and visitors from the Oaxaca city area. In 2005, the municipality created the largest Day of the Dead altar ever constructed here in the attempt to create a Guinness Record. It measured 65 meters long, 4.5 meters high decorated with 7 tons of flowers, 3,000 oranges, 2,500 bananas and 5,000

apples. The altar was surrounded by numerous “sand carpets,” such as those associated with traditional funerals, most with Christian themes but also included one depicting the pre-Hispanic belief of a route to the land of the dead. References External links * Santos in Oaxaca's Ancient Churches: Xoxocotlán - Art-historical study of the ''santos'' (statues of saints

Providensky District

"meat pit" in Yupik. There used to be a village nearby the main monumental location called '''Sikliuk''' (also known as '''Siqluk''' and '''Sekliuk'''). In 1927, this village had a population of forty-five. It was abolished in 1950. The site is monumental by Chukotkan standards when compared with other early settlements

; It is thought that the site was chosen partly because of the ease by which local people could kill and butcher a whale and also as a place where people could come together and trade on neutral ground in a forerunner to the fairs held during the period of Cossack exploration of the region. There is no evidence of any monumental ritual center like this elsewhere in any other part of Eskimo lands, though there are sites along the Chukotkan coast where the whale


on the farm. He began to build and sell clocks in 1909 and created his first monumental clock in 1918, when he was seventeen years old. ref name "marca" >

; This prompted the founding the first clock factory in Latin America, Centenario, which specialized in monumental clocks, located on Calle Nigromante near the town center. Its monumental clocks have been installed in buildings, parks, plazas and commercial centers in Mexico and other countries. One of the first clocks produced by Olvera Hernández is over eighty years old and still functions in a church bell tower in Chignahuapan. There are examples of Centenario

Dos Pilas

stripping of stone from the principal buildings in order to build defensive walls immediately prior to the complete abandonment of the site. Drew 1999, p. 283 Hieroglyphic inscriptions at the site have been identified as belonging to the Ch'olan Maya language (Classic Maya language). Sharer & Traxler 2006, p.130. The site is laid out around three monumental complexes aligned upon

an east-west axis, in a form that is reminiscent of the Preclassic layouts at El Mirador and Nakbe in the far north of Petén. The Main Group is the westernmost of the monumental complexes, while the El Duende group is the easternmost. A series of concentric rubble walls were built immediately before the city's abandonment, surrounding the Main Group and the El Duende Group. ref name "

is lost due to the catastrophic defeat of the polity in AD 735 by the nearby Petexbatun kingdom with its capital at Dos Pilas, resulting in the destruction of its earlier sculpted monuments (Monumental sculpture). Schele & Mathews 1999, p. 177. Seibal was reduced to being a vassal state until the destruction of the Petexbatun kingdom in the late 8th century AD. Sharer & Traxler 2006, p. 520. In AD 830 a new elite installed itself


hours Tuesday to Sunday 11.00-17.00 price content The gallery was founded in 1993 m. The gallery exhibits the works of the Lithuanian artist Vytautas Kazimieras Jonynas (1907 – 1997), who worked for a long time in Germany and the USA, his drawings, graphics, paintings and stained-glass projects. Photographs and films show the most valuable interiors of churches and works of monumental architecture created by the artist. The excursions are organized in Lithuanian, English, Russian, Estonian

Druskininkai lat long directions phone +370 313 55511, +370 31352507 tollfree fax +370 313 47451 hours Monday to Sunday 9.00-20.00 price content In the shadows of pine and fir trees, Soviet monuments which were dismantled in 1989 are exhibited. This is a heritage of several decades of the Lithuanian monumental art. These idols were forced on the Lithuanian people in tragic Soviet era and reveal the historic truth about the soviet occupation of Lithuania. The exposition aims


factories for pickling fish''. The two lakes which satisfy this description are Lake Ohrid and Lake Prespa. *Pogradec Castle *Castle of Blace village *Castle of Zemçë village *Monumental Illyrian graves (Royal Tombs of Selca e Poshtme) in the village of Selcë e Poshtme, candidates for UNESCO World Heritage Site, currently in the tentative list UNESCO Official Tentative List *Fortifications

alt url address lat 40.963 long 20.637 directions N 8 km, near Hudenisht village content Visit the numerous '''lake side resorts''' along the way (near Hudenisht) by taking a drink and enjoying the calm atmosphere and breath taking views, esp. in winter. * *

Chiapa de Corzo, Chiapas

; The development of the ancient city has been divided into a number of phases. The earliest and most important are the Escalera or Chiapa III (700-500BCE) and Francesa or Chiapa IV (500BCE to 100CE) phase. Olmec influence is strongest in the Escalera phase when it became a planned town with formal plazas and monumental buildings. However, contacts with Mayan areas is evident as well. However, even during this phase, there are significant differences in architecture and pottery which suggest a distinct

Zoque identity from the Mixe–Zoque Olmec cultural base. The distinction grew in the Francesca period as monumental structures were enlarged and pottery was almost all locally made. There is also evidence of participation in long distance trade networks, and the first examples of hieroglyphic writing appear. The earliest Long Count inscription in Mesoamerica derives from this phase, with a date of 36 BCE appearing on Stela 2. At its height


agreement thumb left Street in a residential area of the city (File:Tapachula - 13 pvd sur.jpg) thumb Bicentennial park (File:Parque Bicentenario.jpg) Most of the city’s monumental structures in the historic center were built in the first decades of the 20th century, although there are a number of significant large homes near this same area built in the 1960s in Art Deco style such as the La Portaviandas building. Outside the city center

Aire Libre (Open Air Theater), which often has marimba concerts. The main monumental buildings of the area surround this plaza and include the old and new municipal palaces, the Perez Portal and the Teatro al Aire Libre (Open Air Theater). The San Agustín parish church dates from the 18th century, established to honor the patron saint of the city, Augustine (Augustine of Hippo). It is a simple construction with a red

New Belgrade

, as fast as possible, in order to accommodate a displaced and growing post World War II population that was in the middle of a baby boom (Post-WW2 baby boom). This across-the-board brutalist architectural approach (brutalist) led to many apartment buildings and even entire residential blocks looking monumental in an awkward way. Although the problem has been alleviated to certain extent in recent decades by addition of some modern expansion ( Hyatt Regency Belgrade Hyatt

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