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Stage 1 of the Templo Mayor de Mexico Tlatelolco

Etapa 1 del Templo Mayor de Mexico Tlatelolco

 
 
Stage 1 of the Templo Mayor de Mexico Tlatelolco Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 2, 2015
1. Stage 1 of the Templo Mayor de Mexico Tlatelolco Marker
Inscription.
En 1998 Eduardo Matos excavó con Francisco Hinojosa la mitad sur de la Etapa II del Templo Mayor descubriendo las estructuras que Antonieta Espejo llamó Tlatelolco I en 1944.

Para 1992, Salvador Guilliem propuso explorar el inmueble mediante 2 túneles que ingresaran desde el desplante de inmueble cortando hasta el centro del inmueble para registrar todas las estructuras presentes y recolectando todos los artefactos que permitieran verificar la fundación de Mexico Tlatelolco.

Así desde esa fecha y hasta 2011 se excavó, primero localizando escalinatas inmediatas a la Etapa II, y que se le llamó Etapa Ia. Se localizaron restos de otra escalinata más que se llamó Etapa IB y finalmente a 8 metros de profundidad y justo al centro se descubrió una pilastra que desplanta de un piso estucado y que acorde a los materiales y forma de construcción podemos considerar que corresponde a un edificio construido en la época de los toltecas, tal como lo afirma la Historia Tolteca Chichimeca.

(Diagrama de las excavaciones y los diferentes capas del templo.)

English:
In 1988 Eduardo Matos excavated along with Francisco Hinojosa the first south half of stage 2 of the Templo Mayor. They discovered structures that Antonieta Espejo named Tlatelolco 1 in 1944.

By 1992 archaeologists suggested exploring
Stage 1 of the Templo Mayor de Mexico Tlatelolco Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 2, 2015
2. Stage 1 of the Templo Mayor de Mexico Tlatelolco Marker
the building by using two tunnels that went in through the entrance of the building all the way up to the center, this way they could register all the structures that were there and the artifacts that could help make out the foundation of Mexico Tlatelolco.

So, the site was explored from that year until 2011. First a stairway to stage 2 was located and it was named “Etapa 1a” (Stage 1A). Remains of another stairway was located and it was named Stage 1B and finally at about 26 ft of depth and right in center of a pilaster that stuck out from the floor was found. According to its shape and the materials that were used in its construction it can be considered to belong to a building built in the period of the Toltecas, as confirmed by the Tolteca Chichimeca history.

(Diagram showing the excavations and the different layers of the temple.)
 
Location. 19° 27.076′ N, 99° 8.25′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de Mexico, Distrito Federal. Click for map. The marker is at the Tlatelolco Archeological Site on Eje Central near the intersection with Avenida Ricardo Flores Magón.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Templo Mayor: a temple built eight times (within shouting distance of this marker); Coyolxauhqui: The dismembered goddess (within shouting distance of this
Excavation of the Templo Mayor de Mexico Tlatelolco image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 2, 2015
3. Excavation of the Templo Mayor de Mexico Tlatelolco
marker); Favor request…and talent for the gods (within shouting distance of this marker); Tlatelolco’s great temple (“Templo Mayor”): A mirrored image of Tenochtitlan (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Tlatelolco (within shouting distance of this marker); The Calendar Temple (within shouting distance of this marker); The Great Base: findings upon findings (within shouting distance of this marker); Full color Tlatelolco: The temple of the paintings (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Ciudad de Mexico.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 174 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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