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La Mesilla in Municipality of Tecozautla, Hidalgo, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

Message in the Soil: Geoglyph

 
 
Message in the Soil: Geoglyph Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 9, 2018
1. Message in the Soil: Geoglyph Marker
Inscription.
Mensajes en el suelo: el geoglifo
La palabra geo significa tierra y glifo es úna representación gráfica. Por lo tanto, se le llama geoglifo a las imágenes hechas en la superficie de la tierra. Sin duda, los geoglifos más conocidos son las figuras de Nazca, en Perú, pero también existen en otras partes del mundo.

El geoglifo “X”, es un símbolo con el qúe se representaba el movimiento y los caminos que unen las esquinas del mundo, el plano que habita el hombre, entre los cielos y el inframundo.

Dependiendo de la época y del crecimiento de la vegetación, si prestas atención podrás verlo abajo.

Pie de dibujo: Geoglifos de Nazca, Perú

English:
Message in the Soil: Geoglyph
The word geo means earth and glyph is a graphic representation. Therefore, the images made on the surface of the earth are called geoglyphs. Undoubtedly, the most well-known geoglyphs are of the figures of Nazca in Peru, but they also exist in other parts of the world.

The geoglyph “X” is a symbol that was used to represent the movement and paths that join the corners of the world, the plane inhabited by man, between the heavens and the underworld.

You may be able to see them below depending on the season and the vegetation growth.

Caption (English translation): Geoglyphs from Nazca, Peru
Message in the Soil: Geoglyph Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 9, 2018
2. Message in the Soil: Geoglyph Marker
This view of the marker is towards the west, with the "X" geoglyph in the distance.

 
Erected by Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (CONACULTA) y el Instituto Nacional de Anthropología e Historia (INAH).
 
Location. 20° 30.287′ N, 99° 41.075′ W. Marker is in La Mesilla, Hidalgo, in Municipality of Tecozautla. Marker can be reached from Entrada del Sitio Arqueológico de Pahñu, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: La Mesilla, Hidalgo 42460, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Sacred Triangle and the Temple of the Sun (a few steps from this marker); Circular Altar or Wheel of Sacrifice (Temalácatl) (within shouting distance of this marker); The Calendar on the Landscape (within shouting distance of this marker); Messages in the Rocks: Petroglyphs (within shouting distance of this marker); The Plaza and the Xiuhtecuhtli Temple (within shouting distance of this marker); Sacred plants and animals (within shouting distance of this marker); Tecpan: The Place of Duality (within shouting distance of this marker); Tecpan: “The Government House” (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in La Mesilla.
 
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The geoglyph described on the marker can be seen roughly in the center of this view image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 9, 2018
3. The geoglyph described on the marker can be seen roughly in the center of this view
A closer view of the "X" shaped geoglyph at Pahñu image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 9, 2018
4. A closer view of the "X" shaped geoglyph at Pahñu
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 23, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 23, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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