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San José del Torreón in Municipality of Ocampo, Guanajuato, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

The Sunset Room

 
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, December 19, 2020
1. The Sunset Room Marker
Inscription.  

La sala del Ocaso
Este salón se orienta hacia donde se oculta el sol, lo que sugiere que se dedicó a observaciones astronómicas y a deidades de este rumbo, celebramos algunos ritos al atardecer y al amanecer.

En uno de sus muros aún conserva pintura roja, vinculada con el sol del amanecer. Además las 20 columnas de madera que sostuvieron su techo y los trece escalones en su acceso se asocian al calendario ritual prehispánico.

Engish:
The sunset room
This room is oriented towards sunset, which suggest that it was dedicated to astronomical observations and the worship of deities related to this direction, celebrating some rites at dusk, sunrise and dawn.

One of its walls still retains red paint, linked to the rising sun. Also, the 20 wooden columns that supporter the roof and the thirteen steps at its access are associated with the pre-Hispanic ritual calendar.
 
Erected by Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH).
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & Archaeology
The Sunset Room and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 19, 2020
2. The Sunset Room and Marker
Native AmericansParks & Recreational Areas.
 
Location. 21° 28.684′ N, 101° 27.534′ W. Marker is in San José del Torreón, Guanajuato, in Municipality of Ocampo. Marker can be reached from Camino a El Cóporo, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San José del Torreón, Guanajuato 37640, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 19 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sunset Square (within shouting distance of this marker); The Transformation of the Landscape by Man (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Pre-Hispanic House (about 120 meters away); The Kitchen (about 120 meters away); A City Under Cactus (about 210 meters away); El Cóporo (200 to 900 AD) (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Father Hidalgo (approx. 19 kilometers away); Parish of San Juan Bautista (approx. 19 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San José del Torreón.
 
More about this marker. The El Cóporo Archaeological Site markers are accessible as part of a tour of the site. Access is during the site's normal hours of operation and a small fee is paid ($2 in 2020). The staff provides transportation to the site from the visitors center near San José del Torreón.
 
The view west from The Sunset Room Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 19, 2020
3. The view west from The Sunset Room Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 31, 2020, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 23 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 31, 2020, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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