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The ancient cities of the New World - being travels and explorations in Mexico and Central America from 1857-1882 (1887) (14782624242)

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The ancient cities of the New World - being travels and explorations in Mexico and Central America from 1857-1882 (1887) (14782624242)

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Title: The ancient cities of the New World : being travels and explorations in Mexico and Central America from 1857-1882
Year: 1887 (1880s)
Authors: Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915
Subjects: Indians of Mexico Indians of Central America
Publisher: London : Chapman and Hall
Contributing Library: Getty Research Institute
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation



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year. The want of hands, however,precludes the possibility for the present of any scheme beingmooted to give it greater extension. The country is not suffi- Yucatan, Merida, and the Maya Race. 287 ciently favoured to tempt immigrants ; unless it were Malaycoolies, who would not suffer from the climate, and who,moreover, when crossed with Meztizas or Inflian women, wouldproduce a magnificent race. We resume our seats for Acanceh, formerly a populous centre,as testified by three great pyramids still extant in the plaza,which supported ancient temples on their summits. In one ofthem which furnished the material for the builders of the station,fine sculptured blocks, like those employed at Uxmal for buildingpurposes, were found; together with several funeral objects, fineobsidians, a magnificent sceptre, in my possession, and vasesidentical with those we unearthed at Teotihuacan. Theseaffinities and resemblances between Yucatec vestiges and thoseof the Uplands, are of constant occurrence.
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HACIENDA OF ASCORRA.

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