Detail of sculpture, La Casa de Montejo (Montejo's House), 1549, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, pictured on July 13, 2006, in the evening. Montejo's house illustrates the characteristics of Plateresque architecture, a combination of late Gothic, Moorish and early Renaissance styles. In 1542 Spanish Conquistadors, led by Francisco de Montejo (the Younger) captured the ancient Mayan city of Th'o, and built a new city named after Merida in Spain. Picture by Manuel Cohen.
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