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What I've seen in Mexico
Keywords: Biosphere, Historic, Mayas, monument, pre-Columbian, pre-hispanic, professional sport, pyramids, Ruins, summary, UNESCO
Mexico is a rich country in terms of history and people, even if it's not that rich in financial terms. It is the country in the Americas with the most UNESCO World Heritage Sites sites (32), most of them (27) are related to history or culture. Its territory has been the home of very important civilizations for more than 3 000 years. Each of the major civilizations who occupied the current Mexico territory left important traces through their abandoned cities. In their apogee, many of those cities were amongst the largest of the world in their time. more...

Devils Tower
Keywords: monument, mountain
Like most people of my generation, I first learned about Devil's Tower from the 1977 classic movie 'Close encounters on the third kind' and I was fascinated by that pillar rock standing in the middle of nowhere as was Richard Dreyfuss' character. more...

Mount Rushmore
Keywords: monument, sculpture
After visiting the Crazy Horse monument (link), we headed for Mount Rushmore with its giant busts from four of the most important Presidents of the USA: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. more...

Crazy Horse Memorial
Keywords: monument, sculpture
After leaving Denver early in the morning and a brief breakfast stop in Cheyenne (Wyoming), we reached the Crazy Horse memorial. It is located just 25 km away from mount Rushmore and is a reply to the statement made the construction of four Presidents' face, by declaring that 'red people have heroes too'. more...
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