Zona Arqueológica Cuicuilco, Mexico City
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Cuicuilco is an important archaeological site located on the southern shore of the Lake Texcoco in the southeastern Valley of Mexico, in what is today the borough of Tlalpan in Mexico City. The settlement goes back to 1400 BC.Cuicuilco flourished during the Mesoamerican Middle and Late Formative (c. 700 BCE – 150 CE) periods.Today, it is a significant archaeological site that was occupied during the Early Formative until its destruction in the Late Formative. Based on its date of occupation, Cuicuilco may be the oldest city in the Valley of Mexico and was roughly contemporary with, and possibly interacting with the Olmec of the Gulf Coast of lowland Veracruz and Tabasco (also known as the Olmec heartland).Importance of the siteBased on known facts, it was the first important civic-religious center of the Mexican Highlands, its population probably including all social strata and cultural traits that would characterize the Altépetl of classical Mesoamerica.Cuicuilco was destroyed and abandoned following the eruption of the volcano Xitle, causing migrations and changes to the population and culminating in the Teotihuacan consolidation as classical period ruler of the Central Highlands.
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  • If you have free time in Mexico City, you can reach this exciting "pyramid". We traveled there quite a long time, first on the subway, then on metrobuse. This is one of the oldest pyramid in America, age it more 2000 years. It is not quite normal, has a round base with a diameter of more than 100 meters. Once there was a large settlement, which was abandoned after the eruption of the volcano Shitle. The whole area is covered with a thick layer of volcanic lava. Now around pyramid broken beautiful park. There is a small museum, which we certainly have. The exhibition presents the tools, pottery and figurines, ornaments.
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  • This pyramid is located on the outskirts of Mexico City. Went there for a very long time. It is considered almost the oldest in Mexico. It looks nothing notable. But a careful study and comparison of the facts we can conclude that in fact much older pyramid than believed because official history lower cultural layers belong to more highly developed civilization than the top. And volcanic eruptions there were not one, but several. And pieces of lava were used in the construction of these structures. There is also a small museum.
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  • Found me it very interesting breathes a special energy you can visit in groups to practice yoga or meditation or simply field day has parking and is free is a fairly large area, green, well-kept feels from another dimension!
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