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Virtual Models of Mexican Cultural Monuments Completed
MEXICO CITY.- Nearly 40 virtual models of 31 historical Mexican buildings such as archaeological and Colonial monuments compete at the final phase of the contest Pon a Mexico en el mapa (Put Mexico on the Map), which looks forward to divulgate Mexican heritage internationally. Winners will be announced in January 31st 2010.

Convoked by the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) and Google Mexico, the most important search engine in the world, the competition evaluates 39 semi-finalist virtual projects, 24 of them correspond to Prehispanic constructions and 15 to Colonial buildings.

The most popular buildings in the contest are the emblematic Pyramid of the Niches at El Tajin, Veracruz, and the Temple of the Inscriptions in Palenque, Chiapas.

“Put Mexico on the map” is a long-term integral and global program that year after year will promote cultural heritage through new projects published in the Internet.

The 3 dimensional models of emblematic buildings of our history safeguarded by INAH are located in 17 Mexican states and were designed by students of public and private colleges in Mexico.

Veracruz was the entity that contributed with more projects, from which 4 represent El Tajin; other buildings are San Juan de Ulua and San Carlos Forts, Veracruz Cathedral, The Castle at Teayo and The Main Temple of Cempoala.

Two reproductions of Cuauhcalli temple at Malinalco; 2 more of Quetzalpapalotl Palace, in Teotihuacan, and the model of San Miguel Zinacantepec complex are the projects inscribed for Estado de Mexico.

Monuments at Federal District inscribed are 2 models of the ancient Basilica de Guadalupe, one of Hospital de Betlemitas and another of Tlatelolco Main Temple.

Chiapas was the third federal entity in number of projects received: 3 of them are reproductions of Temple of the Inscriptions at Palenque, and one represents the Chiapa de Corzo Fountain.

Fifteen models represent Colonial buildings, among them, Santo Domingo de Guzman Complex in Oaxaca, Oaxaca; Maria Magdalena Ex Convent, in Cuitzeo, Michoacan; Puebla Cathedral, in Puebla; San Marcos Temple, in Aguascalientes City, and Actopan Ex Convent, in Hidalgo.

Prehispanic structures are represented in 24 models, including the afore mentioned: Tzintzuntzan Yacatas, in Michoacan; Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli, in Hidalgo, La Quemada, Zacatecas, Ixtepete structure in Jalisco, and Tamtok, in San Luis Potosi.

Other Prehispanic sites with structures modeled are: Chichen Itza, Yucatan; Monte Alban, Oaxaca; Paquime, Chihuahua and Xochicalco, Morelos.

Ninety participants, 16 of them inscribed individually and 23 in teams compete so their model is included as geo reference in 2010 at the Google Earth tool. Prizes for the 5 winning models include lap tops for the first place, flip cameras, INAH archaeological reproductions and cultural tours in their area.

Projects delivered before December 15th 2009 will compete based in the fulfillment of specifications such as scale, location, details, texture and complexity.

Since the contest was announced in October 1st 2009, nearly 14,000 visits to the Web page have been counted at http://www.mexicoenelmapa.com.mx , where winners will be made known by the end of January 2010.

Mexico City | Virtual Models of Mexican Cultural Monuments | Contest: "Put Mexico on the map" | INAH | Google Mexico |




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December 31, 2009

Degas Painting Stolen From the Cantini Museum in Southeast France

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Scholarship & Junior Member Exhibition at the Salmagundi Club

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Police Recover Picasso's 'Little Guitar' Toy Sculpture Made for Paloma Picasso

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8.- International Center of Photography announces new Collections Center and Media Lab at Mana Contemporary

9.- British Museum explores the image of the witch and demonised female figures from 1450 until 1900

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