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Detail of entrance to La Casa de Montejo (Montejo's House), 1549 Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, pictured on July 13, 2006, in the evening. 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. The two tiers of the sculpted facade of Montejo's house illustrate the characteristics of Plateresque architecture, a combination of late Gothic, Moorish and early Renaissance styles. The lower facade...
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