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

Tecpan: “The Government House”

 
 
Tecpan: “The Government House” Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 9, 2018
1. Tecpan: “The Government House” Marker
Inscription.  
Tecpan: “la casa del gobierno”
Este edificio estaba dedicado a la función político-administrativa. En la época prehispánica estas actividades tenían un carácter sagrado y en el Pahñu se relacionaban con Tezcatlipoca Rojo, Tlaloc, uno de los cuatro descendientes de la pareja original (Ometeotl, Omecíhuatl, 2 Señor, 2 Señora). El gobernante, el Tlatoani (Onahñä, en hañhñu), estaba vinculado con el rumbo oriente y con Tlaloc.
,br>El gobernante de Pahñu se debía colocar en el asiento central, de espaldas al lugar de la salida del sol.

English:
Tecpan: “The Government House”
This building was dedicated to political-administrative functions. In prehispanic times, these activities were sacred and in Pahñu they were related to Red Tezcatlipoca, Tlaloc, one of the four descendents of the original couple (Ometeotl, Omecíhuatl, 2 Sir, 2 Madam). The ruler,the Tlatoani (Onahñä, in Hañhñu), was linked with the east and with Tlaloc.

The ruler of Pahñu would be located in the center seat, with his back facing the location of the sunset (sic, sunrise).
Tecpan: “The Government House” Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 9, 2018
2. Tecpan: “The Government House” Marker
In this view towards the northeast at the Tecpan, the featured marker is to the far left, with two additional markers to the right.

 
Erected by Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (CONACULTA) y el Instituto Nacional de Anthropología e Historia (INAH).
 
Location. 20° 30.329′ N, 99° 41.074′ W. Marker is in La Mesilla, Hidalgo, in Municipality of Tecozautla. Marker can be reached from Entrada del Sitio Arqueológico de Pahñu, on the right 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. Tecpan: The Place of Duality (a few steps from this marker); The Calendar on the Landscape (a few steps from this marker); Pyramid on Pyramid: the South Steps (a few steps from this marker); The Plaza and the Xiuhtecuhtli Temple (within shouting distance of this marker); The Path of the Sun (within shouting distance of this marker); The Sacred Landscape (within shouting distance of this marker); Circular Altar or Wheel of Sacrifice (Temalácatl) (within shouting distance of this marker); A Sacred Triangle and the Temple of the Sun (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in La Mesilla.
 
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Tecpan: “The Government House” Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 9, 2018
3. Tecpan: “The Government House” Marker
In this view from the top of the Pyramid of the Sun towards the southeast, the featured marker is the nearest one.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 24, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 24, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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