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Teotihuacán de Arista in Municipality of Teotihuacán, Estado de Mexico, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

Plaza A of the Avenue of the Dead Complex

 
 
Plaza A of the Avenue of the Dead Complex Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 2, 2017
1. Plaza A of the Avenue of the Dead Complex Marker
Inscription.
Plaza A del Complejo Calle de los Muertos
Ubicado en el extremo norte del complejo arquitectónico, tiene una superficie total de 6980.88m2 por lo que debió albergar a una cantidad importante de personas que acudían a las ceremonias realizadas en el templo que existió sobre el basamento del extremo sur.

Durante la exploración de dicho basamento en el año de 1964, se reportaron restos de pintura mural, lo que indica que el espacio debió ser decorado profusamente con diseños y motivos relacionados con las ceremonias que se llevaban a cabo en la plaza.

Pie de dibujo: Imagen: Navarrete, Dávalos. 2000. Cautivos en el Altiplano. FCE. México

English:
Plaza A of the Avenue of the Dead Complex
This plaza is situated on the northern end of the architectural complex, with a surface that measures 6980.88 square meters. Given its size, it presumably accommodated a considerable amount of people who attended the ceremonies carried out in the temple, which was positioned on top of the pyramidal base, located on the southern end.

Remains of mural paintings were reported during the 1964 exploration of this base. This discovery suggests that the space was meticulously decorated with designs and motives associated with the ceremonies that took place
Plaza A of the Avenue of the Dead Complex Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 2, 2017
2. Plaza A of the Avenue of the Dead Complex Marker
The marker is to the east of Plaza A. Note the ever-present souvenir vendor, a common site at the most-visited archaeological sites of Mexico.
at the plaza.

Caption translation: Image: Navarrete, Dávalos. 2000. Cautivos en el Altiplano (Captive in the Highlands). FCE. México
 
Erected by Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH).
 
Location. 19° 41.339′ N, 98° 50.809′ W. Marker is in Teotihuacán de Arista, Estado de Mexico, in Municipality of Teotihuacán. Marker can be reached from Calle Paloma just west of Calle Tuxpan. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Teotihuacán de Arista, Estado de Mexico 55880, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. West Plaza Complex (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Plaza B of the Avenue of the Dead Complex (about 90 meters away); Jaguar and Serpent Heads (about 120 meters away); Avenue of the Dead Complex (about 150 meters away); Plaza C of the Avenue of the Dead Complex (about 210 meters away); Northwest San Juan River Complex (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Teotihuacan After Its Abandonment (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Construction Systems of the Pyramid of the Sun (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Teotihuacán de Arista.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 18, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 18, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 59 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 18, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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