Tlatelolco's great temple ("Templo Mayor"): A mirrored image of Tenochtitlan

Tlatelolco's great temple ("Templo Mayor"): A mirrored image of Tenochtitlan (HM1QD4)

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

N 19° 27.058', W 99° 8.25'

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Templo Mayor de Tlatelolco: espejo de Tenochtitlan

Los mexicas se asentaron en lo que hoy es el valle de México y con su dominio, dejaron huella en distintos lugares. Por ejemplo, sus conocimientos arquitectónicos, sus valores estéticos, su ideología y religión, están reflejados claramente en Tenochtitlan, Tlatelolco y Tenayuca. Esta construcción fue edificada aproximadamente entre los años 1375 y 1390 y es muy parecida a los templos edificados en la misma etapa constructiva de Tenayuca y Tenochtitlan: se encuentra orientada hacia el poniente y posee doble escalinata delimitada por alfardas que terminan en dado en la parte superior. Tanto Tlatelolco como Tenochtitlan representaban a sus dioses de igual forma, por eso este templo tenía dos adoratorios: el del lado sur dedicado a Huitzilopochtli, que es el de mayor tamaño y el adoratorio norte dedicado a Tláloc. Además de Quetzalcóatl, Huitzilopochtli (dios del sol) y Tláloc (dios de la lluvia) eran los principales dioses que los mexicas veneraban. Pie de dibujo:Isométrico del Templo MayorDibujo: Fernando Botas VeraEnglish:The Mexicas settled in what is now the valley of Mexico. With its power, they left trace in different places. Some of these traces included architectural knowledge, esthetic values, religion and ideology; all of which reflect clearly in Tenochtitlan, Tlatelolco and Tenayuca. This construction was built approximately between the years 1375 and 1390 and it is very similar to the temples built in the same period as Tenayuca and Tenochtitlan. They all face the east and have a double stairway that is delimited by trusses that end in up as a die at the very top. Tlatelolco and Tenochtitlan both portrayed their gods in the same way that is why the temple held two worship sites: the one in the south was dedicated to Huitzilopochtli. It was the biggest one and the one to the norther was dedicated to Tláloc. Besides Quetzalcóatl, Huitzilopochtli (sun god) and Tláloc (rain god) were the main gods that the Mexicas worshipped.English translation of caption:Isometric diagram of the Templo MayorDrawing: Fernando Botas Vera
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HM NumberHM1QD4
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Date Added Monday, January 4th, 2016 at 1:05pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14Q E 485567 N 2150732
Decimal Degrees19.45096667, -99.13750000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 19° 27.058', W 99° 8.25'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds19° 27' 3.48" N, 99° 8' 15" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4025 Lázaro Cárdenas, Ciudad de México Distrito Federal 06900, MX
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