20 years ago this month

20th anniversary, UNESCO 1987/2007

By Ron Mader

Oaxaca City, Mexico is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Centro Historico and the Monte Albán archaeological site being named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The party began in earnest last Saturday at a reception at the Santo Domingo Cultural Center and continues this week with presentations.

1987 was an important year for Mexico. Other notable sites that received the UNESCO status include Xochimilco, the historic centers of Mexico City and Puebla, the archaeological sites of Teotihuacán and Palenque and the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve. For the complete index, check out the World Heritage Sites in Mexico.