Springs and Water Tanks

Springs and Water Tanks (HM2M5N)

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N 19° 25.195', W 99° 10.817'

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El tercer contenedor se construyó hace unos 300 años, usando postes de madera, piedras cortadas y aplanado de yeso. Luego, alrededor de 1870, se edificó un cuarto depósito con ladrillos. Por último, a principios del siglo XX se levantó una construcción con muros recubiertos de cemento, hasta que los manantiales se secaron. Estas antiguas construcciones hechas en torno al agua nos recuerdan la importancia de este valioso recurso y lo vulnerable del ambiente. ¡Este lugar tiene un chorro de historia! Recomendaciones para el visitante
English translation:Springs and Water Tanks Chapultepec Hill Archaeological Zone Cultural Heritage of the Federal District and the Nation Although today it is dry and in ruins, for a long time there were a series of tanks here that accumulated water from the hill's three springs and were used to supply water to the city. The springs began to be used during the government of Moctezuma Ilhuicamina thanks to an aqueduct designed by Nezahualcóyotl in 1466. Years after Tenochtitlán's victory over Tlatelolco in 1473, the aqueduct ran along the current Melchor Ocampo Road to the Mexico-Tacuba Road and finally ending in front of the current Post Office Building. The first two water tanks were made after the arrival of the Spanish (1521) and the first



pipes and aqueducts were also installed, which covered the pre-Hispanic works. The works included some stones from the pre-Hispanic buildings, which were reused. You can still see blocks with engraved figures, such as an eight-petal flower, a starfish or cut snail, a circle or chalchihuite and the water symbol. The third container was built about 300 years ago, using wooden posts, cut stones and plaster. Then, around 1870, a fourth water tank was built with bricks. Finally, at the beginning of the 20th century, a construction with cement-coated walls was erected, until the springs dried up. These ancient constructions related to water remind us of the importance of this valuable resource and the vulnerability of the environment. This place has a stream of history! Recommendations for the visitor
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HM NumberHM2M5N
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Placed ByInstituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH)
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Date Added Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019 at 11:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14Q E 481073 N 2147301
Decimal Degrees19.41991667, -99.18028333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 19° 25.195', W 99° 10.817'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds19° 25' 11.7" N, 99° 10' 49.02" W
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