Tula

Tula (HM282Z)

Location: , Hidalgo 42800 Tula
Country: Mexico

N 20° 3.885', W 99° 20.377'

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TulaTollan "Lugar de tules o juncos"
Tula fue una de la ciudades más importantes del México Antiguo. Tuvo una larga vida de más de cuatro siglos y en el año 1000 d. C. era una metrópoli con decenas de miles de habitantes y de casi 16 km2 de extension, con plazas, pirámides, palacios y vastos conjuntos de terrazas artificiales, sistemas de canales, drenajes, calles, calzadas y puentes sobre el río Tula que permitían transitar entre los barrios de ambas partes de la ciudad.La gran plaza principal con enormes plataformas, escalinatas, altares, salas, palacios y juegos de pelota, se ubicaba en el punto más alto de la ciudad, dominando el espacio urbano. Era su centro
religioso, político y administrativo. Sus dos masivas pirámides, visibles desde casi cualquier punto de la
ciudad, estuvieron ornamentadas con esculturas y multitud de bajorrelieves polícromos.
English:
Tula
Tollan "Place of cattails or bulrushes"Tula was one of the most important cities of ancient Mexico. It had a long life of more than four centuries. In the year 1000 A. D. it was a metropolis with tens of thousands of
inhabitants, spread out over an area of almost 16 km2. There were plazas, pyramids, palaces, vast complexes of artificial terraces, canal



systems, drainage systems, streets, boulevards, and bridges over the Tula River, which allowed for transit between the neighborhoods of both parts of the city.The large main plaza, with enormous platforms, stairways, altars, halls, palaces, and ball courts was located at the highest point of the city, thus dominating it. It was the city's religious, political, and administrative center. Its two massive pyramids, visible from almost any point of the city, were adorned with sculptures and countless polychrome bas-reliefs.
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HM NumberHM282Z
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Placed BySecretaría de Cultura y INAH
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Date Added Sunday, June 3rd, 2018 at 1:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14Q E 464488 N 2218682
Decimal Degrees20.06475000, -99.33961667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 20° 3.885', W 99° 20.377'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds20° 3' 53.1" N, 99° 20' 22.62" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near Tollan, Hidalgo 42800, MX
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