Springs and Aqueducts

Springs and Aqueducts (HM2K1B)

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N 19° 25.252', W 99° 10.889'

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 Manantiales y acueductosEn la ladera norte del cerro, frente al túnel del elevador, y sobre la actual avenida Chapultepec subsisten los restos de los antiguos acueductos coloniales que alimentaron de agua potable la Ciudad de México hasta finales del siglo XIX. Al pie del cerro, relatan los cronistas españoles, brotaban manantiales de agua "tan clara y tan linda que daba gran contento"; ya los dirigentes mexicas habían construido un canal elevado para llevarla a Tenochtitlan. La arcada colonial que ocupó su lugar, de casi cuatro kilómetros de longitud, concluía en la fuente del Salto del Agua.English translation:Springs and aqueducts On the northern slope of the hill, in front of the elevator tunnel and on the current Chapultepec Avenue, are the remains of the old colonial aqueducts that gave Mexico City its drinking water until the late nineteenth century. At the foot of the hill, the Spanish chroniclers report, springs of water sprouted "so clear and so beautiful that it gave great contentment." The Mexica leaders had already built an elevated canal to carry the water



to Tenochtitlan. The colonial aqueduct that took its place, almost four kilometers long, concluded at the fountain known as the "Salto del Agua."
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HM NumberHM2K1B
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Date Added Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14Q E 480947 N 2147406
Decimal Degrees19.42086667, -99.18148333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 19° 25.252', W 99° 10.889'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds19° 25' 15.12" N, 99° 10' 53.34" W
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