Desire Charnay
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Fleure-sur-l Arbesle
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  • Charnay is notable both for his explorations of Mexico and Central America, and for the pioneering use of photography to document his discoveries.

  • He collected souvenirs and made photographic records of the Maya ruins he discovered.

  • Although Charnay discovered wheeled toy dogs in a cemetery on Ixtaccihuatl, his find was not taken seriously during his lifetime.

source:Desire Charnay

Bibliography  :
Le Mexique, 1858-1861: Souvenirs et impressions de voyage (French Edition),Cités Et Ruines Américaines: Mitla, Palenqué, Izamal, Chichen-Itza, Uxmal (French Edition).