The Native Races [Of the Pacific States] Volume 4

The Native Races [Of the Pacific States] Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...vii., p. 170. 58 'Uno, Uarnado Mictlan, que quiere decir intiemo 6 lugar de muertos, & do hubo en tiempos pasados, (Begun hallnron las muestras) ediricios man notables y de ver que en otra parte de la Nueva Espafia. Hubo un templo del demonio y aposentos de sus ministros, niaravillosa cosa a la vista, en especial una sala como de artesones, y la obra era labrada de piedra dc inuchos lazos y labores.' Mcndicta, Hist. Ecles., pp. 395-6; Burgoa, Descrip Geog., torn, ii., fol. 259, etc. ruins, and the natives go. through forms of worship in honor of a foreign deity in a modern church over the tombs of their ancestors' kings and priests, whose faith they were long since forced to abandon.33 Most of the early Spanish chroniclers speak of Mitla and of the traditions connected with the place, but what may be called the modern exploration of the structures, as relics of antiquity, dates from the year 1802, when Don Luis Martin and Col. de la Laguna from Mexico visited and sketched the ruins. It was from Martin and from his drawings in the hands of the Marquis of Branciforte, that Humboldt obtained his information. In August 1806, Dupaix and Castaneda reached Mitla in their second exploring tour. In 1830, the German traveler Miihlenpfordt, during a residence in the country, made plans and drawings of the remains, copies of which were retained by Juan B. Carriedo and afterwards published in a Mexican periodical. Drawings were also made by one Sawkins in 1837, and published by Mr Brantz Mayer in a work on Zapotec antiquities. M. de Fossey was at Mitla in 1838, but his description is made up chiefly from other sources. Sr Carriedo, already mentioned, wrote for the IhiMracion Mejicana, a statement of the condition of the ruins in 1852, with measures more

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  • Paperback | 228 pages
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  • English
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  • 1236619994
  • 9781236619990