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Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

The Tlatelolco Lovers

Los amantes de Tlatelolco

 
 
The Tlatelolco Lovers Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 2, 2015
1. The Tlatelolco Lovers Marker
Inscription.
En el año de 1473 ocurrió una guerra entre Tenochtitlan y Tlatelolco, pues ambas ciudades tenían un fuerte espíritu guerrero y ambicionaban el poder y el dominio territorial. Como resultado de dicho conflicto, hubo una gran cantidad de víctimas.

Como evidencia clara de dicha guerra, en esta área se encontró un entierro compuesto de más de cincuenta individuos con sus respectivas ofrendas. Entre éstos, destacó el hallazgo formado por una mujer y un hombre de 35 y 50 años de edad. Y debido a que estaban abrazados, fueron llamados popularmente “Los Amantes de Tlatelolco”.

Pie de dibujo:
Además de “los amantes” aquí fueron encontrados muchos otros restos humanos.

English:
In the year 1473 there was a war between Tenochtitlan and Tlatelolco. Both cities had a strong war spirit and the desire of power and territorial domain. As a result of the war, there were a great number of victims.

As evidence to this war there were remains that were found in this area. About fifty bodies all found with individual offering to the gods. Amongst all the bodies two particular bodies stuck out from them, a man and a woman both between the ages of 35 and 50. These particular bodies were found in an embracing position, due to this, they were named the “Los Amantes
The Tlatelolco Lovers Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 2, 2015
2. The Tlatelolco Lovers Marker
The human remains nicknamed the "lovers" can be seen in the foreground in a glass case.
de Tlatelolco”
. (The Tlatelolco Lovers).

English translation of caption:
Besides “the lovers” many other human remains were found in this area.
 
Location. 19° 27.052′ N, 99° 8.271′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México. Touch for map. The marker is at the Tlatelolco Archeological Site on Eje Central near the intersection with Avenida Ricardo Flores Magón.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Superimposed altars (a few steps from this marker); Tzompantli altar (“flag of heads”) of the south. (a few steps from this marker); Tlatelolco: a well-planned city (a few steps from this marker); The Southern Plaza of the Sanctuary (a few steps from this marker); Ehécatl Quetzalcóatl: attracting rain and fertility (within shouting distance of this marker); The Calendar Temple (within shouting distance of this marker); The Palace (within shouting distance of this marker); Tlatelolco’s great temple (“Templo Mayor”): A mirrored image of Tenochtitlan (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de Mexico.
 
Categories. AnthropologyMan-Made FeaturesWars, Non-US
 
The Tlatelolco Lovers image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 7, 2017
3. The Tlatelolco Lovers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 12, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 4, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 245 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 4, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   3. submitted on August 12, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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