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Tula de Allende in Municipality of Tula de Allende, Hidalgo, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

Pyramid B

 
 
Pyramid B Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 2, 2018
1. Pyramid B Marker
Inscription.
La Pirámide B
Era uno de los edificios sacros más importantes de la ciudad, probablemente fue un santuario real al que sólo tendrían acceso el rey y sus principales sacerdotes. Esta pirámide pudo estar dedicada al culto de la realeza y a las dinastías gobernantes de Tula, cuyos retratos están en los relieves de las pilastras en su cima, así como a la guerra que era una institución importante del estado toltéca.

El diseño arquitectónico de esta pirámide, cuya fachada principal estaba parcialmente cubierta por un gran vestíbulo con múltiples columnas, es distinto al de la Pirámide C y carácterístico de la arquitectura tolteca.


English:
Pyramid B
This was one of the city's most important sacred buildings, probably a royal sanctuary to which only the king and high priests were likely to have had access. This pyramid may have been dedicated to the worship of royalty; to the ruling dynasties of Tula, whose portraits appear in the reliefs of the pillars; and to war, an important activity in the Toltec state.

The architectural design of the structure, whose main facade was partially covered by a large vestibule with multiple columns, is different from that of Pyramid C and is characteristic of Toltec architecture.
 
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Pyramid B and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 2, 2018
2. Pyramid B and Marker
The marker is to the left of the steps up to the top of the pyramid.
CONACULTA y INAH.
 
Location. 20° 3.839′ N, 99° 20.431′ W. Marker is in Tula de Allende, Hidalgo, in Municipality of Tula de Allende. Marker can be reached from Tula-Pachuca Carretera just north of Entrada a Zona Arqueológica. Touch for map. The marker is near the south of Pyramid B the Tula Archaeological Site, on the left of the steps up the pyramid. Marker is in this post office area: Tula de Allende, Hidalgo 42800, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Temple of Pyramid B (a few steps from this marker); El Coatepantli (Wall of Snakes) (within shouting distance of this marker); Pyramid C and the Adoratory (within shouting distance of this marker); The Burnt Palace (within shouting distance of this marker); The Wall of Skulls (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Ball Court 1 (about 120 meters away); Tula (about 120 meters away); Ball Court 2 (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tula de Allende.
 
Categories. AnthropologyArchitectureMan-Made FeaturesNative Americans
 
A recreation of Pyramid B from the marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 2, 2018
3. A recreation of Pyramid B from the marker
Pyramid B seen looking towards the east image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 2, 2018
4. Pyramid B seen looking towards the east
Pyramid B seen looking towards the north image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 2, 2018
5. Pyramid B seen looking towards the north
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 5, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 5, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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