Templo Mayor: a temple built eight times

Templo Mayor: a temple built eight times (HM1QD5)

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

N 19° 27.084', W 99° 8.262'

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El Templo Mayor: un templo ocho veces construido

Los mexicas, al igual que otros pueblos mesoamericanos, construían sus templos sobre los antiguos, esto por la creencia de que ahí se encontraba la energía de sus dioses. Como resultado, los restos de los edificios están sobrepuestos uno sobre otro. Desde el año de 1944 y hasta 1948 la arqueóloga Antonieta Espejo dirigió las exploraciones arqueológicas en busca del Templo Mayor de Tlatelolco y dejó descubiertos los restos de las estructuras que correspondían a las siete etapas constructivas del gran edificio. Muchos años después, entre 1987 y 1991, se logró terminar el registro topográfico y se corroboró que son siete etapas, de las cuales la sexta y séptima presentan fachadas adosadas, que corresponden a momentos extraordinarios de la historia de los tlatelolcas. Gracias al arqueólogo Salvador Guilliem y su equipo de colaboradores, en el años de 2011 se descubrió la etapa más temprana de Tlatelolco, y se supo que el Templo Mayor fue construido ocho veces. Pie de dibujo: "En cierto modo, la superposición de edificios se parece a las múltiples muñecas rusas llamadas matrushkas, en donde una muñeca contiene en su interior a otra más pequeña con la misma forma" Dibujo: Fernando Botas VeraEnglish:The Mexicas, as well as other Mesoamerican towns, built their temples on top of the old ones, this was because they believed that the energy of their gods was in that same place. As a result of that, the remains of all those temples are one on top of each other. From the year 1944 to the 1948 the archeologist Antonieta Espejo lead the explorations in search of the Templo Mayor of Tlatelolco. She left the remains that correspond to the seven constructive stages of the great building uncovered. Many years later between 1987 and 1991 it was possible to finish the topographic register and it was confirmed that there are seven stages, from which the sixth and seventh stage have connected facades. These stages belong to extraordinary moments in the history of Tlatelolco. Thanks to Salvador Guilliem and his team of collaborators, in 2011, the first stages of Tlatelolco were discovered, and it was then known that the Templo Mayor was built eight times. English translation of caption: "In a way, the superimposing of buildings is like the Russian dolls called matrushkas. One doll has another inside it, only smaller but of the same shape." Drawing: Fernando Botas Vera
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HM NumberHM1QD5
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Date Added Monday, January 4th, 2016 at 1:05pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14Q E 485546 N 2150780
Decimal Degrees19.45140000, -99.13770000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 19° 27.084', W 99° 8.262'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds19° 27' 5.04" N, 99° 8' 15.72" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4025 Lázaro Cárdenas, Ciudad de México Distrito Federal 06900, MX
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