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Teopanzolco archaeological zone was integrated into a colony of the city of Cuernavaca

teopanzolco, morelos

Teopanzolco archaeological zone was integrated into a colony of the city of Cuernavaca is managed to protect the urban growth in an area covering approximately five acres, with monuments and remains evident, but the assets may be hidden beneath homes, buildings and streets .

Although it has retained the ceremonial center of the residential zone and the extension of the city is little known, since most of the archaeological remains are under construction in the current urban development.

Currently part of the area Teopanzolco, "The old temple site," is preserved walled, like a building over the colony Vista Hermosa.

Visiting Days: Monday to Sunday.
Hours: 10:00 to 17:00 hours.
Services: health and custodians.

Between the Balsas River and Teopanzolco, Col. Vista Hermosa, Cuernavaca, Mor.

How to get there?
For the Mexico - Cuernavaca, take the entrance to the City by Diana Street, continue on River Avenue in May until joining Teopanzolco Avenue, turn left and two blocks ahead on the right starts the Balsas River Street.

It was discovered during a skirmish in 1914 when the site was developed by the Zapatistas to Cuernavaca, a canyon located there made it a part of the pyramid.

This archaeological site is one of the largest in the region. 14 monuments can be seen forming along with the pyramid of the Twin Temples, most of the place, which was dedicated to Tlaloc involves and Huitzilopochtli, a spectacular array of pre-Columbian architecture. Is contemporary with the Temple of Mexico-Tenochtitlan, was built, although in smaller proportions, identical to this temple.
Striking a circular structure surely Ehécatl dedicated, deity of the wind.

Teopanzolco is an archaeological site is located in the city of Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico. Teopanzolco is a Nahuatl word which is interpreted as the place of the old temple.

Ehécatl basement

The circular bases are another architectural elements of the Mexica found in Teopanzolco. They were built on them lifting the temples of circular and covered with tall conical roofs, made of perishable material. The circular temples were dedicated to the god of wind, Ehecatl. Drawings of these peculiar constructions can be seen in the ancient codices.
Codex Borgia Ehécatl Temple
The circular temples were dedicated to the god of wind, Ehécatl. This was represented as a bird-man, one of the invocations of Quetzalcoatl.

Tezcatlipoca basement

In the mythological pantheon Mexica, Huitzilopochtli's temple where he could not miss the presence of the other equally dedicated to the god Tezcatlipoca. It may be that this served the first explorers of the site, the foundation awarded the name.
According to the layout of the buildings of the sacred precinct of the Temple of Tenochtitlan, in this place was the ancient temple of Huitzilopochtli.
Unfortunately the building was destroyed by a cannonball during the Revolution and some looting, have prevented a more precise construction.
Tezcatlipoca was lord of fire and death, represented in the pre-Hispanic iconography with a black mask over his face and carrying in his hand a smoking mirror. Along with Quetzalcoatl, Huitzilopochtli and Camaxtle were sons of the creator deity.

Days: Monday to Sunday

Hours: 9:30 to 17:30

Fee: $ 37.00

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