Patio E - Buildings 17, 18, 19 - Mitla

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Patio E: Buildings 17, 18, 19 - Mitla - 2001 (mvc-382)

It reads:

Courtyard E: Buildings 17, 18, 19

These enclosures show, in part, the history of the destruction and vandalism which Mitla suffered as a result of the Spanish conquest. The three were dismantled and totally destroyed with the objective of reusing their materials in the construction of the catholic temple. The ultimate objective was to do away with the vestiges of power of the prehispanic culture in order to impose western civilization and religion.

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