Monday, December 15, 2008


Xochicalco is the site of an important urban centre in Mesoamerica from 700 – 900 AD. It consists of several pyramids and other structures built on a hilltop that had been levelled off for the construction. It is located about a hundred kilometres southwest of Cuernavaca and we drove there today. It is a very impressive sight and a wonderful experience to walk in the steps of these ancient people. The site itself is built in three tiers with steep stairs separating them. The highlight is the Quetzalcoatl Pyramid which is covered with reliefs depicting a feathered serpent, the symbol of Quetzalcoatl. Other reliefs on the pyramid depict the gathering of wise men in 743 AD, the purpose of which was to make a small correction to the calendar.






1 comment:

  1. Another magnificent update, thanks!

    It looks like you're having a great time as usual. Evidently, you won't starve anytime soon either! Incredible food, great people, and good times. Muy bien!