Monument to Enrico Martinez

Zocalo
Mexico City, Mexico Distrito Federal, Mexico

Enrico Martinez Monument
In 1607, Enrico Martinez was given the difficult task of draining the valley surrounding Mexico City to prevent flooding. The job was not successful, but was the beginning of the end for the lakes that made up the old Aztec city.

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    Enrico Martinez was in charge of draining the Valley around Mexico City in the early 17th century. He was unsuccessful. The base shows the level that the water had reach during the floods.


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