historians or travelers, remain among the earliest accounts in English and can claim considerable historic interest." After his retirement, he maintained homes in both New York City and Oaxaca, Mexico.
of Nuestra Señora del Carmen is one of the most important churches here. It has a pink stone facade, and inside there are tall wood altarpieces and large oil paintings. Its small atrium used to have a large number of cypress trees but these were cut down recently. The '''Municipal Palace''' and the '''Hidalgo Theater''' next to it were built at the iniative of Mayor Marín Yánez, between 1906 and 1910 in preparation for the Centennial of Mexico's Independence
City Laredo highway was built through Ixmiquilpan which gave the town more connection with the outside world. A short time later the municipal market (Traditional fixed markets in Mexico) was inaugurated in 1942 to meet the needs of the growing community. This market was originally on the main plaza but was moved to the Jose Maria Morelos neighborhood in 1969. In 1951, by presidential decree, the Patrimonio Indígena del Valle de Mezquital (Valley
Spanish accessdate 1 September 2009 The '''Universidad Tecnológica del Valle de Mezquital''' is sponsored by the state of Hidalgo and located in a number of communities and based in Ixmiquilpan. Its mission is to provide technical and economically important skills to the people of the state as well as promote university-level studies in many areas. After his retirement, he maintained homes in both New York City and Oaxaca, Mexico.
; This church is typical of the fortress-style churches built by the Augustinians in the 16th century. The facade is Plateresque style with paired columns and with a window in the choir area. The bell tower is annexed and joined with the facade. It has a crown and bell gables.
underneath the choir, fragments of murals showing Eagle and Jaguar warriors dialoguing, indicated by Aztec speech scrolls. Inside the nave is a large sequence of battle murals in enormous friezes that extend from under the choir long both sides. On the south wall, Eagle, Jaguar and Coyote warriors are dressed in animal skins, robes and feathered helmets, all fighting one another with obsidian (Obsidian use in Mesoamerica) swords and other weapons. The scenes depict decapitations and the dragging
;evangelicals." In the village of San Nicolás, there have been religious conflicts between traditional Catholics and evangelicals since 1991. In 2001, nine evangelical families were expelled from the town. Tensions rose again in 2006, when Catholics opposed the construction of an evangelical church in the area, and tried to tear down the building under construction. In the community of Cantinela, a number of Catholic religious images were found torched. Local
After his retirement, he maintained homes in both New York City and Oaxaca, Mexico.
Highway at km 170 in the central west part of the state of Hidalgo (Hidalgo (state)). The town of Ixmiquilpan is noted for its parish church, Church of San Miguel Arcangel, which contains a large series of murals done in the 16th century by native artists depicting Eagle (Eagle warrior) and Jaguar warriors in battle, along with other pre-Hispanic imagery.
of prisoners against a landscape rich in foliage. Along the north wall, these warriors battle supernatural creatures such as a centaur which wears a headdress of quetzal feathers and figures of pregnant women emerging from acanthus (Acanthus (plant)) buds. This church was declared a national monument in 1933. The Diana fountain File:CloseupDianaIxmi.JPG thumb Close up
notas 1358-Templo-y-ex-Convento-de-San-Miguel-Arc%E1ngel,-Ixmiquilpan-(Hidalgo) language Spanish accessdate 1 September 2009 However, what makes the church fairly unique are its murals with overt pre-Hispanic themes. Imagery that is repeated here is that of holy war, with Eagle and Jaguar warriors as well as images associated with the sun and moon gods. The Jaguar and Eagle warriors were some of the armies
subjects. Some of these more traditional murals can be seen in the church's sacristy. The significance of the murals have been debated, especially since they are found so prominently in a Christian church of early in the colonial period. Mostly likely these images were at least partially reinterpreted with Christian themes. Many combine indigenous images with themes from the European Renaissance. The father sun figure in Otomí
'''Ixmiquilpan''' (Otomi (Otomi language): '''Ntsʼu̱tkʼani''') is a city and one of the 84 municipalities of Hidalgo, in central-eastern Mexico. It is located on the Mexico City Nuevo Laredo Highway at km 170 in the central west part of the state of Hidalgo (Hidalgo (state)). The town of Ixmiquilpan is noted for its parish church, Church of San Miguel Arcangel, which contains a large series of murals done in the 16th century by native artists depicting Eagle (Eagle warrior) and Jaguar warriors in battle, along with other pre-Hispanic imagery. language Spanish accessdate 1 September 2009