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Teopanzolco

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To see the Indian pyramid, as in Cuernavaca, you don't need to leave the city. About 1 km from the historical quarters is a monument to the Aztec culture Teopanzolco archaeological zone. Most of the visible ruins date from the Teopanzolco 1300-1521 years. The name Teopanzolco translated from the Nahuatl translates as "the Place of the old temple." Several shrines were built on the hill, which was formed as a result of the convergence of lava. In our days the area around Teopanzolco built up with houses, and before there was a pine forest.

The valley of Morelos, where Cuernavaca is located, was inhabited by around 2000 BC During the classical period Teopanzolco was under the control of Teotihuacan, standing in the valley of Mexico. In the post-classical period near Teopanzolco was founded the city of Cuauhnahuac, later renamed Cuernavaca. In 1427, the Aztec Emperor Montezuma, conquered the city. Local residents were obliged to pay tribute to the Aztecs and to take part in their military campaigns. When the New world came the Spaniards, in the district of Teopanzolco is still the people lived.

Indian churches in Cuernavaca were rediscovered in 1910 during the Mexican revolution, when on a convenient hillock guns were installed rebel emiliano Zapata. In the result of bombardment of the soil with the elevation crumbled, and the soldiers saw the old stone walls.

Currently available for inspection a few dilapidated buildings, including the base of the great pyramid. To see them, you should buy a ticket.