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.

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

Quite beautiful, detailed eagle

Santa Cecilia Acatitlan church, Tlalnepantla

Submitted by gwolf on Tue, 08/25/2009 - 13:46
Santa Cecilia Acatitlan church, Tlalnepantla
That's the reason for the harp on the altar: She is patron of music

Santa Cecilia Acatitlan pyramid, Tlalnepantla

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

First glimpse of the pyramid, from outside the fence

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 church, Tlalnepantla

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

Atop the altar... A harp, lying down horizontally‽

Santa Cecilia Acatitlan church, Tlalnepantla

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

Interesting for this church to have the prehispanic glyph for word/person speaking on its door. Is it just a decorative motif?

Santa Cecilia Acatitlan church, Tlalnepantla

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

Santa Cecilia church altar

Santa Cecilia Acatitlan church, Tlalnepantla

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

Built from the stones of the nearby pyramid

Santa Cecilia Acatitlan church, Tlalnepantla

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

Built from the stones of the nearby pyramid

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