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Walls and roads: limits and communication

Murallas y calzadas: límites y comunicación

 
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, November 2, 2015
1. Walls and roads: limits and communication Marker
Inscription.
Los arquitectos prehispánicos hicieron un excelente uso del espacio, distribuyendo cuidadosamente los distintos edificios que eran destinados para diferentes usos: templos, altares y casas habitación entre otros.
Desde este punto se observa una serie de estructuras que funcionaron como límite del Recinto Sagrado, que quizá se llamó Coatepantli o Muralla de Serpientes. En total son 10 estructuras expuestas, que colindan una con otra y sus restos continúan por debajo de las avenidas y edificios modernos.
En la parte central del norte, se aprecia la separación del Coatepantili, que formaba un acceso flanqueado por banquetas, el cual nos indica el lugar en donde se encontraba la calzada de comunicación con el Tepeyac y Azcapotzalco.
La ciudad de Tlatelolco no solo estaba bien planeada al interior, sino también con el exterior.

Pie de dibujo:
La construcción de cada uno de los templos, edificios y murallas de Tlatelolco, se hizo con una buena planeación arquitectónica y una gran cantidad de trabajadores.

English:
Prehispanic architects made excellent use of space, carefully distributing the different buildings that were designed to have different uses: temples, altars, and homes, to name a few.
From this point, we can observe a series of structures that served as boundaries to the Sacred
Walls and roads: limits and communication Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 2, 2015
2. Walls and roads: limits and communication Marker
The wall mentioned in the marker can be seen to the right, with the Eje Central highway in the distance running roughly north/south.
Sanctuary, which may have been called Coatepantli or the Wall of Snakes. In total, there are 10 exposed structures that come into contact and whose remains still can be found below the modern avenues and buildings.
In the central northern part, we note the division of the Coatepantli, which formed an entrance flanked by sidewalks, indicating the place where the communication and Tepeyac and Azcapotzalco roads met.
The city of Tlatelolco was not only well planned on the inside, but on the outside as well.

English translation of the caption:
The construction of each one of the temples, buildings and walls of Tlatelolco was made with good architectonic planning and a great number of workers.
 
Location. 19° 27.117′ N, 99° 8.234′ 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. Momoztli: a neighborhood altar (within shouting distance of this marker); Tzompantli altar (“flag of heads”) of the north (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Tlatelolco (within shouting distance of this marker); Favor request…and talent for the gods (within shouting distance of this marker); The Reign of Cuauhtemoctzin (within shouting distance of this marker); The Great Base: findings upon findings (within shouting distance of this marker); Coyolxauhqui: The dismembered goddess (within shouting distance of this marker); Templo Mayor: a temple built eight times (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de Mexico.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 4, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 198 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 4, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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