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Figures in Jalatlaco

Jalatlaco, founded in 1524, owes its conservation to its abandonment. When it was still a town, the scarcity of water forced its inhabitants to emigrate. The new settlers filled it with color, maintaining the pre-Hispanic and colonial constructions.

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Date Taken: 03.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Oaxaca, Mexico
Copyright: © Federico Borobio