Sep 16, 2008

Guanajuato And The Four Hooks

The heads of four rebellion leaders were hung from hooks on a former granary now a museum in Guanajuato, Mexico. But not before they led the first major successful rebellion in 1810 during the War of Independence.

To discourage other rebels the heads of Miguel Hidalgo, Ignacio Allende, Juan Aldama and José Mariano Jiménez hung from the four corners of the building for 10 years.

Now a museum Alhondiga de Granaditas houses regional art, archaeology and historical relics.

Today is Independence Day in Mexico. It won independence from Spain in 1821.

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3 comments:

HOBO said...

ohhh
:(

Nomadic Matt said...

i can only imagine the smell after ten years!!!

Wendy said...

Hobo and Matt,
I def would have taken the long way home to avoid this building back then.