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Colonia Extremadura Insurgentes, Ciudad de México, Mexico — The Valley of Mexico (The Central Highlands)
 

Quetzalcoatl Base Engraving

Cultura del Altiplano

 
 
Quetzalcoatl Base Engraving Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 30, 2021
1. Quetzalcoatl Base Engraving Marker
Inscription.  

Basamento de Quetzalcoatl
Xochicalco, Morelos
Periodo Clasico Tardio 600-800 D.C.

Representation de la serpiente emplumada acompañada de glifos, en el costado occidental de la Pirámide de las Serpientes Emplumadas de Xochicalco

English translation:
Quetzalcoatl Base Engraving
Xochicalco, Morelos
Late Classical Period 600-800 AD

This representation of the feathered snake is accompanied by glyphs. The original is on the western side of the Pyramid of Feathered Snakes of Xochicalco. (Marker Number 2.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyParks & Recreational Areas.
 
Location. 19° 22.672′ N, 99° 10.712′ W. Marker is in Colonia Extremadura Insurgentes, Ciudad de México. Marker is on Avenida Insurgentes Sur just south of Avenida Porfirio Díaz, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Colonia Extremadura Insurgentes, Ciudad de México 03740, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tláloc from Castillo de Teayo, Veracruz (within shouting distance of this marker); Benito Juárez
Quetzalcoatl Base Engraving and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 30, 2021
2. Quetzalcoatl Base Engraving and Marker
The featured marker is directly in front of the replica but hidden by bushes. To the left is a 2016 marker for Group 33 of the Boy Scouts.
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Sculpture of an Obese Person (within shouting distance of this marker); La Abuelita (The Little Grandmother) (within shouting distance of this marker); Atlante from Chichén Itzá, Yucatán (within shouting distance of this marker); Dolores Asúnsolo López Negrete (within shouting distance of this marker); Serpent Columns (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Stela of Halch, Huinic (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colonia Extremadura Insurgentes.
 
Also see . . .
1. Xochicalco Archeological Site. (Submitted on May 10, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.)
2. Olmec Colossal Heads. (Submitted on May 10, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.)
 
Nearby replica of San Lorenzo Colossal Head 1 image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 30, 2021
3. Nearby replica of San Lorenzo Colossal Head 1
This colossal head is representative of the Olmec Culture of the Caribbean Mexican coast. The original is estimated to date from 900 BCE. Its marker has been stolen, but the nearby engraving notes that Daniel Rios Zertuche was in charge of making the park's replicas in 1971.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 10, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 10, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.

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