Item L1118/28 - PHOTO0000001343

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FR PUNES AG 12-Photo-CLT-L1118/28




  • 1961 (Creation)

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English transcription: MEXICO. National Museum of Antropology of Mexico.The Maya civilization is the first and most brilliant civilization of precolombian cultura. It developed during the first centuries of our era on the borders of Guatemala, Mexico and Honduras and reached its height between the IVth and the VIIth Century. However, social troubles stopped its development. The the Toltec people came, conquered central Mexico by force and occupied the main part of the region during several centuries. The Aztecs, last to arrive and who were more aggressive, finally managed to dominate the entire region. Bust of a young Toltec warrior. Unknown origin.
French transcription: MEXIQUE. Musée National d'Anthropologie de Mexico.La première et la plus brillante des civilisations précolombiennes, celle des Mayas, apparaít sur les confins du Guatemala, du Mexique et du Honduras au cours des premiers siècles, puis des troubles sociaux mettent fin à son épanouissement. Viennent ensuite les Toltèques qui s´assurent, par les armes, la domination du Mexique central. Ce peuple a régné sur la plus grande partie de cette région pendant plusieurs siècles. Derniers venus dans l' Histoire, les Aztèques, plus belliqueux, parviennent à soumettre les autres peuples à leur hégémonie. Buste de jeune guerrier Toltèque. Origine inconnue.
Description: Bust in stone of a young Toltec Warrior. He wears a kind of square helmet richly decorated. His eyes are closed and his mouth opened.
Location: Mexico

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UNESCO / Dominique Roger. See Reproduction notice here: Photographic Archives

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  • French

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