El Temazcal

El Temazcal (HM1QD0)

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

N 19° 27.072', W 99° 8.279'

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Este Temazcal (Baño de vapor) fue construido dentro del Recinto Ceremonial, descubriéndose durante las excavaciones efectuadas para la construcción del nuevo edificio de la Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores entre 1991 y 1993, en la actual esquina de las Avenidas Eje Central y Flores Magón. Se trata de un aposento elaborado con adobes recubiertos de estuco, del cual sólo vemos el piso y parte de los muros. Durante la exploración se encontraron piedras recubiertas de sales provocados por el calentamiento reiterado, fragmentos de carbón, cenizas, ollas rotas y dos fetos humanos ofrendados a esta construcción. De acuerdo con algunos códices y crónicas, el temazcal fue utilizado como baño de vapor con fines medicinales y para facilitar el trabajo de parto, además de ser parte de algunos rituales de purificación. Pie de dibujos:El temazcal en el códice MagliabeccianoTraslado de Temazcal a su ubicación actualEl temazcal en su ubicación originalEnglish:This Temazcal (steam bath) was built inside of the Ceremonial Sanctuary. It was discovered during the excavations that were done for the construction of the new Secretary of Foreign Relations building between 1991 and 1993, on the present-day corner of Eje Central and Flores Magón Avenues.It consists of a room constructed with adobe bricks covered in stucco, of which we only see the floor and part of its walls. Upon exploration, they found stones covered in salts caused by repeated warming, pieces of coal, ashes, broken pots and two human fetuses which were sacrificed in this area. In accordance with certain codex and chronicles, the temazcal was used as a steam bath for medicinal purposes and to accommodate the labor of childbirth. In addition to being and element in certain cleansing rituals.English translation of captions:The temazcal in the Magliabecciano CodexMoving the Temazcal to its current locationThe temazcal in its original location
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HM NumberHM1QD0
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Date Added Monday, January 4th, 2016 at 1:04pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14Q E 485516 N 2150758
Decimal Degrees19.45120000, -99.13798333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 19° 27.072', W 99° 8.279'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds19° 27' 4.32" N, 99° 8' 16.74" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4025 Lázaro Cárdenas, Ciudad de México Distrito Federal 06900, MX
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