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

Between the past and the modern times

Entre el pasado y la modernidad

 
 
Between the past and the modern times Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 2, 2015
1. Between the past and the modern times Marker
Inscription.
Como suele ocurrir en México y el Mundo, en muchas ocasiones se han hecho hallazgos arqueólogos de manera accidental, ya que las necesidades del ser humano se mantienen en aumento y se siguen haciendo más excavaciones para nuevas construcciones.

Esta enorme plataforma se descubrió en 1960 durante la ampliación de la Avenida Eje Central, pero sólo se logró rescatarla de manera parcial. No obstante, gracias a los arqueólogos Francisco González Rul, Eduardo Matos y Braulio García ahora podemos observar al sur los restos de un altar circular, mismo que quizá fue parte del templo dedicado a Quetzalcóatl; al norte se encuentran los restos de un altar central de forma rectangular frente al adoratorio dedicado a Tláloc del mismo Templo Mayor.

El pasado no está peleado con el presente, ni pretende frenar el futuro. Por ello es necesario conciliar el desarrollo de infraestructura con la investigación y conservación de nuestro patrimonio.

Pie de dibujo:
El Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia supervisa e investiga toda obra de infraestructura que se lleve a cabo en los alrededores de esta Zona Arqueológica

English:
As it usually occurs in Mexico and the world, many discoveries have been made accidentally, due to the fact of the growth in human necessity to keep building new structures.
Between the past and the modern times Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 2, 2015
2. Between the past and the modern times Marker
The "enormous platform" mentioned in the marker text can be seen in the background, towards the south.


This enormous platform was discovered in 1960 during the expansion of the avenue Eje Central, but was only managed to be preserved partially. Nevertheless, thanks to the archeologist Francisco González Rul, Eduardo Matos and Braulio García we can now observe a circular altar that is to the south, same one that might have belonged to the temple dedicated to Quetzalcóatl; to the north you can see a central altar in a rectangular shape in front of the worship place dedicated to Tláloc of the Templo Mayor.

The past is not in conflict with the present, nor does it seek to hinder the future. Therefore, it is necessary to combine infrastructure development with research and conversation of our heritage.

English translation of the caption:
The National Institute of Anthropology and History supervises and investigates each and every work of infrastructure that is carried out in the area of this Archaeological Zone.
 
Location. 19° 27.076′ N, 99° 8.285′ 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. El Temazcal ( a few steps from this marker); Templo Mayor: a temple built eight times
Between the past and the modern times Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 7, 2017
3. Between the past and the modern times Marker
This view towards the north attempts to show the "... central altar in a rectangular shape in front of the worship place dedicated to Tláloc of the Templo Mayor" mentioned in the marker text.
( within shouting distance of this marker); The Great Base: findings upon findings ( within shouting distance of this marker); Tlatelolco: a well-planned city ( within shouting distance of this marker); The Southern Plaza of the Sanctuary ( within shouting distance of this marker); The Tlatelolco Lovers ( within shouting distance of this marker); Stage 1 of the Templo Mayor de Mexico Tlatelolco ( within shouting distance of this marker); Superimposed altars ( within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de Mexico.
 
Categories. AnthropologyMan-Made Features
 
 
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 240 times since then and 36 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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