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Cerro del Teul Archaeological Site

Teúl de González Ortega

To the east of the town of Teúl de González Ortega are the Cerro del Teúl and its Mesoamerican archaeological site, which covers some 150 hectares ( 370 acres ).

A tour of the area shows you that the esplanade is 45 meters ( 148 feet) long by 22 meters (72 feet) wide and is made up of two main pyramids, the smaller one to the north and the larger one to the east; plus a grandstand that could have been used for public ceremonies commemorating some creation myths.

It can be observed that the orientation of the bases coincides with the axis they keep, like the main pyramids and La Calzada de los Muertos of Teotihuacan (Road of the Dead of Teotihuacan). Further on, you can see a passage connecting La Plaza Principal (The Main Square) with the Patio Hundido (Sunken Courtyard) and is delimited by high walls. In that place, burials were located with offerings of copper vessels and objects.

The tour of the area ends at the ball game court, made up of two side walls and two heads that form the traditional Latin “I”. Here a couple of stone sculptures representing players were found.

To the east of the town of Teúl de González Ortega are the Cerro del Teúl and its Mesoamerican archaeological site, which covers some 150 hectares ( 370 acres ).

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A tour of the area shows you that the esplanade is 45 meters ( 148 feet) long by 22 meters (72 feet) wide and is made up of two main pyramids, the smaller one to the north and the larger one to the east; plus a grandstand that could have been used for public ceremonies commemorating some creation myths.

It can be observed that the orientation of the bases coincides with the axis they keep, like the main pyramids and La Calzada de los Muertos of Teotihuacan (Road of the Dead of Teotihuacan). Further on, you can see a passage connecting La Plaza Principal (The Main Square) with the Patio Hundido (Sunken Courtyard) and is delimited by high walls. In that place, burials were located with offerings of copper vessels and objects.

The tour of the area ends at the ball game court, made up of two side walls and two heads that form the traditional Latin “I”. Here a couple of stone sculptures representing players were found.

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