Dominican ruins, Mitla, Mexico

Maggie Hegarty

Beaumaris, Australia

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This Dominican church was built in the mid 1500s during the conquest of Mexico using materials taken from an indigenous temple which was destroyed to discourage the people of Zapotec and Mixtec from practising their native religion. The Dominican friars were assigned to spread their version of Catholicism to Oaxaca and Chiapas, but their methods were brutal.
Today, the locals in this small village depend on tourists for their livelihood by selling their weaving and ceramic artworks.

Best viewed LARGE.
Top Ten in the ‘Amazing Architecture’ challenge in the Preserving History group 2/7/10.

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