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Huamango Archaeological Site

Acambay

This ancient settlement, which means “Place where wood is carved”, was the region’s Otomi most important ceremonial center from 900 to 1300 AD.

Its construction, on the San Miguel de Huamango Camaye plateau, allows a perfect view thanks to Valle de los Espejos strategic alignment. It’s said that this was the surveillance point of the movements that the settlers made on the products exchange from the country’s northern and southern.

The archaeological zone is on about six hectares area, while the Ceremonial Center covers 200 meters from north to south and 300 from east to west.

It’s divided into two architectural ensembles. The first is a two-body base placed on a stairway in the west; in the front there’s an altar in a square’s center. In the second area, you can see a temple’s base with three superimposed bodies, staircase and rafters. According to investigations, these temples were roofed with a beam structure.

Similarly, it’s believed that religious ceremonies dedicated to Otomi’s main deities were held here; and that it also functioned as a political center. The place is 5 kilometers north of Acambay county seat.
This ancient settlement, which means “Place where wood is carved”, was the region’s Otomi most important ceremonial center from 900 to 1300 AD.

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Its construction, on the San Miguel de Huamango Camaye plateau, allows a perfect view thanks to Valle de los Espejos strategic alignment. It’s said that this was the surveillance point of the movements that the settlers made on the products exchange from the country’s northern and southern.

The archaeological zone is on about six hectares area, while the Ceremonial Center covers 200 meters from north to south and 300 from east to west.

It’s divided into two architectural ensembles. The first is a two-body base placed on a stairway in the west; in the front there’s an altar in a square’s center. In the second area, you can see a temple’s base with three superimposed bodies, staircase and rafters. According to investigations, these temples were roofed with a beam structure.

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