The Ceremonial Avenue

The Ceremonial Avenue (HM1YF3)

Location: , Guanajuato San Miguel de Allende
Country: Mexico

N 20° 51.518', W 100° 55.618'

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Calzada ceremonialEl acceso principal al centro cívico ceremonial en época prehispánica se realizaba a traves de una gran calzada de casi un kilómetro de longitud y entre 13 y 17 metros de ancho. Ésta se diseño con un trazo de oriente a poniente. Inicia en la cañada, hoy conocida como La Caja, y culmina en la plaza este frente al Complejo A.Por su orientación, amplitud y trazo urbano fue una vialidad por la que, siguiendo el transcurso del sol, del día y la noche, los devotos se allegaban al templo ubicado en lo alto de las estructuras piramidales, símbolo del poder político y religioso.English:Ceremonial avenueIn Pre-Hispanic time, the main Access to the ceremonial centre was via a large avenue almost a kilometer long and between 13 and 17 meters wide. This avenue extends from east to west, starting in the George (sic, Gorge) Known as La Caja ("The Box") and ending in the eastern plaza
opposite Complex A.Due to its orientation, width and layout, following the movement of the sun, day and night, the devout used this avenue to reach the temple situated at the top of the pyramidal structures, symbolic of political and religious power.
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HM NumberHM1YF3
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Placed ByConsejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes de México (CONACULTA)-INAH
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Date Added Friday, May 26th, 2017 at 5:57pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14Q E 299516 N 2307703
Decimal Degrees20.85863333, -100.92696667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 20° 51.518', W 100° 55.618'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds20° 51' 31.08" N, 100° 55' 37.08" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near Unnamed Road, Guanajuato , MX
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