Superimposed altars

Superimposed altars (HM1QC9)

Location: Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal 06300
Country: Mexico
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N 19° 27.045', W 99° 8.269'

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Altares sobrepuestos

Durante la época prehispánica estos altares de barrio eran llamados momztli, donde el pueblo dejaba ofrendas a los dioses. En cada ampliación del Recinto Ceremonial se volvían a construir sus templos y altares, por ello vemos uno debajo y otro sobrepuesto de igual forma.Los dos altares fueron construidos durante el gobierno de Cuauhtlatoa. El primero fue construido entre los años 1427 y 1434 y el segundo se construyó en el año 1554.
En su interior se localizaron ofrendas compuesta de sahumadores, objetos de madera semejantes a mástiles y diversas objetos de cerámica. Pie de dibujos:Mástil de madera localizada al interior del Altar. Foto: Eduardo Contreras G. Ofrendas localizadas sobre los altares sobrepuestos. Foto: Francisco González Rul
During pre-Hispanic times these neighborhood altars were called momoztli, where the town would leave offerings to their gods. Each time these ceremonial enclosures were extended new temples and altars were built again, that is why the altars can be seen one on top of each other. The two altars were built during the reign of Cuauhtlatoa. The first one was constructed between the years 1427 and 1434 and the second one was built in 1554. In its interior, offerings were made up of censers, wooden objects in pole shapes and different ceramic objects were found here. English translation of captions:Wooden pole located inside the altar. Photo: Eduardo Contreras G. Offerings located on top of the superimposed altar. Photo: Francisco González Rul
HM NumberHM1QC9
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Date Added Monday, January 4th, 2016 at 9:04am PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14Q E 485534 N 2150708
Decimal Degrees19.45075000, -99.13781667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 19° 27.045', W 99° 8.269'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds19° 27' 2.7" N, 99° 8' 16.14" W
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