Caso, Alfonso

Caso, Alfonso

(älfōn`sō kä`sō), 1896–1970, Mexican archaeologist. An authority on the ancient high civilizations of Mexico, he directed explorations at MitlaMitla
[Nahuatl,=abode of the dead], religious center of the Zapotec, near Oaxaca, SW Mexico. Probably built in the 13th cent., the buildings, unlike the pyramidal structures of most Middle American architecture, are low, horizontal masses enclosing the plazas.
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 and Monte AlbánMonte Albán
, ancient city, c.7 mi (11.3 km) from Oaxaca, SW Mexico, capital of the Zapotec. Monte Albán was built on an artificially leveled, rocky promontory above the Valley of Oaxaca.
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 during the 1920s and 30s. Among his many books and articles are The Religion of the Aztecs (tr. 1937), Thirteen Masterpieces of Mexican Archeology (tr. 1938), and The Aztecs: People of the Sun (tr. 1958).
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Leyenda: Miembros fundadores de El Colegio Nacional De izquierda a derecha, arriba, Jose Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, Isaac Ochoterena, Ignacio Chavez, Antonio Caso, Alfonso Reyes, Carlos Chavez; abajo, Manuel Uribe Troncoso, Mariano Azuela, Ezequiel A.
La continuidad a estos ideales se manifesto por la accion infatigable realizada por intelectuales como Antonio Caso, Alfonso Reyes, Jose Vasconcelos, Jaime Torres Bodet, Daniel Cosio Villegas y Octavio Paz.
Con el presente libro nos encontramos con la segunda edicion facsimilar de otro manuscrito del Buscon; en este caso, Alfonso Rey y la Sociedad Menendez Pelayo de Santander, han decidido sacar a la luz la reproduccion del manuscrito que se custodia en la biblioteca de la capital cantabra con la signatura M-303 bis, el conocido entre los quevedistas como S.