Santa Cecilia Acatitlan and San Bartolo Tenayuca archaeologic micro-sites

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On August 22, 2009, Pooka and Moni offered a visit to the archaeological mini-sites in Tlalnepantla, the municipality they live in in Estado de México, Northern part of Mexico City. More people were originally invited, but in the end, only Caro, Vicm3 and myself were able to attend. We had a very nice day, visiting Santa Cecilia Acatitlan and San Bartolo Tenayuca, two very similar sites with Chichimeca constructions and colonial churches. Tlalnepantla is a very strange municipality nowadays. Pooka explained us of its vast regional influence, until it gave way to Texcoco —and later Mexico-Tenochtitlan— as the dominant power. Tlalnepantla lost notoriety — So much that its current (and last) prehispanic name means the place in between — between two more important places. Anyway, being us three complete geeks (plus Moni, who blends quite well between us) with lots of social, politic coincidences, we also had a great talk — Víctor summarized it: Wikipedia, FaceBook and their clones, license and licenceable material understanding, the hopefully upcoming Central-American mini-DebConf, different CMSs. And many things that escape any relationship. Pooka and Moni treated us with the traditionally great Mexican vegetarian food — Nopales, quelites, setas, elotes. Yum! After lunch, we had a bottle of Debian wine and torta del Casar de Cáceres. Very nice and worthy visit. And the photos, of course, are here.

San Bartolo Tenayuca pyramid, Tlalnepantla

Submitted by gwolf on Tue, 08/25/2009 - 13:46
San Bartolo Tenayuca pyramid, Tlalnepantla

Great pyramid, surrounded by snakes all over, overlooking a small-townish plaza… Amazingly only one block away from Periférico

San Bartolo Tenayuca pyramid, Tlalnepantla

Submitted by gwolf on Tue, 08/25/2009 - 13:46
San Bartolo Tenayuca pyramid, Tlalnepantla

Great pyramid, surrounded by snakes all over, overlooking a small-townish plaza… Amazingly only one block away from Periférico

San Bartolo Tenayuca pyramid, Tlalnepantla

Submitted by gwolf on Tue, 08/25/2009 - 13:46
San Bartolo Tenayuca pyramid, Tlalnepantla

Great pyramid, surrounded by snakes all over, overlooking a small-townish plaza… Amazingly only one block away from Periférico

San Bartolo Tenayuca pyramid, Tlalnepantla

Submitted by gwolf on Tue, 08/25/2009 - 13:46
San Bartolo Tenayuca pyramid, Tlalnepantla

Great pyramid, surrounded by snakes all over, overlooking a small-townish plaza… Amazingly only one block away from Periférico

San Bartolo Tenayuca pyramid, Tlalnepantla

Submitted by gwolf on Tue, 08/25/2009 - 13:46
San Bartolo Tenayuca pyramid, Tlalnepantla

Great pyramid, surrounded by snakes all over, overlooking a small-townish plaza… Amazingly only one block away from Periférico

Santa Cecilia Acatitlan pyramid, Tlalnepantla

Submitted by gwolf on Tue, 08/25/2009 - 13:46
Santa Cecilia Acatitlan pyramid, Tlalnepantla

From the top of the pyramid (which is rebuilt based on an "artist" conception - The upper part should not be there)

Santa Cecilia Acatitlan pyramid, Tlalnepantla

Submitted by gwolf on Tue, 08/25/2009 - 13:46
Santa Cecilia Acatitlan pyramid, Tlalnepantla

Back side of the pyramid. The top part is reconstructed and _not_ part of the original.

Santa Cecilia Acatitlan pyramid, Tlalnepantla

Submitted by gwolf on Tue, 08/25/2009 - 13:46
Santa Cecilia Acatitlan pyramid, Tlalnepantla

Anthole? Children playground? Zen garden?

Santa Cecilia Acatitlan pyramid, Tlalnepantla

Submitted by gwolf on Tue, 08/25/2009 - 13:46
Santa Cecilia Acatitlan pyramid, Tlalnepantla

The pyramid! (which is rebuilt based on an "artist" conception - The upper part should not be there)

Santa Cecilia Acatitlan pyramid, Tlalnepantla

Submitted by gwolf on Tue, 08/25/2009 - 13:46
Santa Cecilia Acatitlan pyramid, Tlalnepantla

The pyramid! (which is rebuilt based on an "artist" conception - The upper part should not be there)

Santa Cecilia Acatitlan site museum, Tlalnepantla

Submitted by gwolf on Tue, 08/25/2009 - 13:46
Santa Cecilia Acatitlan site museum, Tlalnepantla

Museum gardens. The museum is in a nice old country house, and it feels nice, small and provincian

Santa Cecilia Acatitlan site museum, Tlalnepantla

Submitted by gwolf on Tue, 08/25/2009 - 13:46
Santa Cecilia Acatitlan site museum, Tlalnepantla

Small tzompantli (skull wall) recreation

Santa Cecilia Acatitlan site museum, Tlalnepantla

Submitted by gwolf on Tue, 08/25/2009 - 13:46
Santa Cecilia Acatitlan site museum, Tlalnepantla

Museum gardens. The museum is in a nice old country house, and it feels nice, small and provincian

Santa Cecilia Acatitlan site museum, Tlalnepantla

Submitted by gwolf on Tue, 08/25/2009 - 13:46
Santa Cecilia Acatitlan site museum, Tlalnepantla

The typical mesoamerican calendar(ish?) sign

Santa Cecilia Acatitlan site museum, Tlalnepantla

Submitted by gwolf on Tue, 08/25/2009 - 13:46
Santa Cecilia Acatitlan site museum, Tlalnepantla

Eagle fight

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