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Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

King Nezahualcóyotl's Causeway

 
 
King Nezahualcóyotl's Causeway Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 10, 2019
1. King Nezahualcóyotl's Causeway Marker
Inscription.  

Calzada del rey Nezahualcóyotl
En épocas prehispánicas, Netzahualcóyotl construyó una serie de obras que separaban las aguas salobres del agua dulce de los lagos. Dentro de las mismas, se encuentra la antigua Calzada del Rey, construída para controlar inundaciones, o para incrementar las áreas agrícolas y facilitar la comunicación. Originalmente fue edificada de núcleos de arcilla compactada terminadas en talud.

Asimismo, el "rey poeta" diseñó y construyó jardines elevados y botánicos, donde sembró ahuehuetes, e introdujo diversas especies de animales a Chapultepec.

English translation:
King Nezahualcóyotl's Causeway
In pre-Hispanic times, Netzahualcóyotl built a series of works that separated brackish water from fresh water from the nearby lakes. Among those works is the ancient King's Causeway, built to control floods, to increase the area under agricultural production and to facilitate communication. It was originally built of compacted clay cores finished in a slope.

Likewise, the "poet king" designed and built elevated botanical gardens, where he planted ahuehuete
A nearby tablet for Adrián Vargas Guajardo image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 10, 2019
2. A nearby tablet for Adrián Vargas Guajardo
Adrián Vargas Guajardo was a Mexican businessmen, who died in an accident in 2005. This dedicatory tablet is at the far end of the large piece of concrete artwork dedicatd to Nezahualcóyotl. It reads:

Adrián Vargas Guajardo
Sólo repartiste flores, sonrisas y bendiciones.
Quien ama así nunca muere
porque el amor es más fuerte que la muerte.
Viviste con los brazos abiertos…
Con los brazos abiertos Dios te recibe.
trees and introduced various species of animals to Chapultepec.
 
Location. 19° 25.062′ N, 99° 11.196′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de Mexico. Marker is on Calzada del Rey just east of Calzada de los Poetas, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ciudad de Mexico 11100, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ahuehuetes of Chapultepec (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Ahuehuetes of Chapultepec (about 150 meters away); Monument to José Martí (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Canadian Totem (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); José María Morelos y Pavón (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Eagle and the Serpent (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Gallery of History (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Fountain of the Frogs (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de Mexico.
 
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King Nezahualcóyotl's Causeway Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 10, 2019
3. King Nezahualcóyotl's Causeway Marker
The marker can be seen on the left, with a large commemorative work made of concrete, which includes the name of Nezahualcóyotl seen to the right.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 19, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 37 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 19, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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