The Wall of Skulls

The Wall of Skulls (HM288Q)

Location: , Hidalgo 42800 Tula
Country: Mexico
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N 20° 3.825', W 99° 20.487'

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TzompantliEstructura arquitectónica construida durante el asentamiento mexica en Tula y cuya función era colocar y exhibir cráneos de humanos sacrificados, generalmente de
prisioneros de guerra. Es probable que la exhibición de los cráneos tuviera la intención de
ejercer una especie de coerción de tipo social. En similitud con el de Chichén Itzá, el Tzompantli de Tula se localiza en el lado este de un juego de pelota, lo que sugiere la existencia de una relación funcional entre ambos recintos. Las dimensiones del cuerpo principal de esta estructura, explorada en
1970, son de 59.80 metros de largo (norte - sur) por 11.48 metros de ancho (este -oeste).
English:The Wall of SkullsThis architectural structure was built during the Mexica settlement at Tula. Its function was to place and display the skulls of human sacrificial victims, generally prisoners captured in battle.It is likely that the display of skulls was intended to exercise a coercive function in society. Like the one at Chichén Itzá, the Tula Tzompantli is located on the eastern side of the ballcourt, which suggests the existence of a functional relationship between both precincts. The dimensions of the main part of this structure, explored in 1970, are 59.80 m (196

ft) long from north to south by 11.48 m (37 1/2 ft) wide east to west.
HM NumberHM288Q
Placed BySecretaría de Cultura y INAH
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, June 8th, 2018 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14Q E 464296 N 2218572
Decimal Degrees20.06375000, -99.34145000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 20° 3.825', W 99° 20.487'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds20° 3' 49.5" N, 99° 20' 29.22" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near Luis Donaldo Colosio, Hidalgo 42800, MX
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