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

Messages in the Rocks: Petroglyphs

 
 
Messages in the Rocks: Petroglyphs Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 9, 2018
1. Messages in the Rocks: Petroglyphs Marker
Inscription.
Mensaje en las rocas: los petroglifos
Los petroglifos se hacían retirando la capa superficial de la roca a través de golpes, cortes y pulido hechos con otra roca. Son uno de los rasgos distintivos de la cultura Xajay. En Pahñu hay algunos que marcan la salida y el ocaso del sol para los día 13 de abril y 29 de agosto.

Este petroglifo recuerda la imagen de Cipactli, el Monstruo de la Tierra: mitad lagarto y mitad pez, que existía antes de la creación del mundo. Su cuerpo estaba dividido en dos y daba forma a los cielos en los niveles superiores y al inframundo en los inferiores. En medio se encontraba la superficie del mundo que habita el hombre.

Evita raspar, rayar y llevarte las rocas. Conserva tu patrimonio para que en el futuro los hijos de tus hijos lo puedan disfrutar. ¡Gracias!

Pie de dibujos: Dibujo del Petroglifo

Representaciones del Cipactli de diversos Codices

English:
Messages in the Rocks: Petroglyphs
The petroglyphs were made by removing the surface of the rock by hitting, cutting and polishing it with another rock They are one of the distinguishing characteristics of the Xajay culture. In Pahñu, some mark the sunset and sunrise on April 13 and August 29.

This petroglyph looks like Cipactli, the Earth Monster - part
Messages in the Rocks: Petroglyphs Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 9, 2018
2. Messages in the Rocks: Petroglyphs Marker
The petroglyphs are behind the marker in this view towards the west.
crocodile part fish -- which existed before the creation of the world. Its body was divided in two and gave shape to the higher levels of the heavens and the lower levels of the underworld. The surface of the world was found in the middle, where man lives.

Avoid scraping, scratching and taking the rocks. Preserve your heritage so that your children's children can enjoy it. Thank you!

Captions (English translation): A drawing of the petroglyph

Representations of Cipactli from different codices
 
Erected by Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (CONACULTA) y el Instituto Nacional de Anthropología e Historia (INAH).
 
Location. 20° 30.303′ N, 99° 41.044′ 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. The Calendar on the Landscape (within shouting distance of this marker); Message in the Soil: Geoglyph (within shouting distance of this marker); A Sacred Triangle and the Temple of the Sun (within shouting distance of this
Messages in the Rocks: Petroglyphs Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 9, 2018
3. Messages in the Rocks: Petroglyphs Marker
This view of the marker and petroglyphs is towards the north.
marker); Tecpan: The Place of Duality (within shouting distance of this marker); Circular Altar or Wheel of Sacrifice (Temalácatl) (within shouting distance of this marker); Tecpan: “The Government House” (within shouting distance of this marker); The Plaza and the Xiuhtecuhtli Temple (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Pyramid on Pyramid: the South Steps (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in La Mesilla.
 
Categories. AnthropologyArts, Letters, MusicMan-Made FeaturesNative Americans
 
A closer view of the petroglyphs at Pahñu image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 9, 2018
4. A closer view of the petroglyphs at Pahñu
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 25, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 25, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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