The Temple of Pyramid B

The Temple of Pyramid B (HM288C)

Location: , Hidalgo 42800 Tula
Country: Mexico
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N 20° 3.837', W 99° 20.426'

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Templo de la Pirámide BLos enormes atlantes y las pilastras con relieves que hoy coronan la pirámide, no se encontraban a la vista del pueblo en época prehispánica, servían de
apoyo al techo del templo que habían la parte superior. Las columnas en forma de serpientes emplumadas se encontraban a la entrada del templo.Los llamados atlantes representan guerreros toltecas, cuyo atavío
que incluye pectorales en forma de mariposa, casco de plumas finas, espejos de mosaicos de turquesa, cuchillo y otras armas los distingue como militares de alto rango. En los relieves de las pilastras están representadas algunos reyes o gobernantes de Tula con el glifo de su nombre sobre la cabeza. El que tiene el glifo en forma de un serpiente emplumada se cree que representa al famoso rey sacerdote Topilzín Quetzalcóatl.
English:The Temple of Pyramid BThe enormous columns in form
of human figures, known as atlantes, and the pillars bearing reliefs, which can now be seen on top of the pyramid, were not exposed to public view in Pre-Hispanic times. In those days the giant stone sculptures held up the roof of a temple situated on top of the pyramid, Columns in the form of plumed serpents were found at the entrance of the temple. The atlantes represented Toltec warriors,



whose attire indicated that they were high-ranking military officers. It consisted of breastplates in the form of a butterfly, a helmet of fine feathers, mirrors set in turquoise mosaics, a knife, and other arms. The reliefs on the pillars feature kings or rulers of Tula, each bearing a glyph of his name above his head. It is believed that the figure with the glyph in the form of a plumed serpent represents the famous priest-king Topilzin Quetzalcoatl.
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HM NumberHM288C
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Placed BySecretaría de Cultura y INAH
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Date Added Friday, June 8th, 2018 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14Q E 464403 N 2218594
Decimal Degrees20.06395000, -99.34043333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 20° 3.837', W 99° 20.426'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds20° 3' 50.22" N, 99° 20' 25.56" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near Tollan, Hidalgo 42800, MX
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