Tlatelolco: a well-planned city

Tlatelolco: a well-planned city (HM1QD2)

Location: Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal 06900
Country: Mexico

N 19° 27.051', W 99° 8.282'

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Tlatelolco: una ciudad bien planeada

Los antiguos arquitectos de Tlatelolco conjuntaron funcionalidad, belleza y simbolismo para su construcción, y desde este punto, se puede apreciar la cuidadosa distribución de los templos del patio sur en torno al altar central. En la esquina sudoeste de la Plaza está el complejo arquitectónico con su templo circular dedicado a Ehécatl, dios del Viento; mientras que al norte de este complejo se encuentran dos pequeños templos rectangulares unidos con piso de estuco. En la sección norte central de la plaza se encuentra el Templo Calendárico, Al oriente se encuentra el Palacio mismo que presenta adosado en la esquina suroeste un altar; en su esquina noreste están dos edificios ubicados al oriente, el llamado Templo de las Pinturas, idéntico a los Templos Rojos de Tenochtitlan y Tenayuca y el llamado Templo "X". El extremo oriente de la plaza se cierra con la presencia de un edificio de doble escalinata. Desgraciadamente los edificios que estuvieron localizados en la parte sur de la plaza quedaron bajo la torre insignia de la Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores. Pie de dibujo:Vasija con asa y escultura de piedra localizadas durante las exploraciones de la torre de la SRE. AcercamientoEnglish:The ancient architects from Tlatelolco combined functionality, beauty and symbolism for the construction of the site. From this position in particular the well distribution of the temples of the south patio that surround the central altar can be well seen. On the corner of the southwest Plaza you can find the architectural complex with its circular temple dedicated to Ehécatl, god of wind. Meanwhile, to the north of this complex you can find two small rectangular temples joined by stucco floors. In the central north section of this plaza you can find the Calendar Temple, to the east The Palace, same one where an altar can be seen on its east side; on the northeast corner there are two buildings, The temple of the paintings that is identical to the red temples of Tenayuca and the so called temple "X". To the east side of the plaza the site ends with a building with a double stairway. Unfortunately, the buildings that were located on the south part of the plaza rest under the emblem tower of the Foreign Affairs building.English translation of the captions:A clay jar with a handle and a stone sculpture found during the exploration of the Foreign Affairs tower. Close-up photograph.
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HM NumberHM1QD2
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Date Added Monday, January 4th, 2016 at 1:05pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14Q E 485511 N 2150720
Decimal Degrees19.45085000, -99.13803333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 19° 27.051', W 99° 8.282'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds19° 27' 3.06" N, 99° 8' 16.92" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4025 Lázaro Cárdenas, Ciudad de México Distrito Federal 06900, MX
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