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A note on the position and extent of the great temple of Tenochtitlan

and the position, structure and orientation of the teocalli of Huitzilopochtli

by Alfred Percival Maudslay

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Published by Taylor & Francis in London .
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    Subjects:
  • Indian architecture -- Mexico.,
  • Mexico City (Mexico) -- Antiquities.,
  • Huitzilopochtli.

  • Edition Notes

    Presentation copy to Prof. Saville from the author.

    The Physical Object
    Pagination1 p. l., 26 p.
    Number of Pages26
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24155306M
    OCLC/WorldCa11408534

    The remains of Tenochtitlán, the capital of the Mexica (Aztec) empire, today lie buried beneath Mexico City. The palaces and temples that greeted Cortez and his soldiers are gone and in their place is a teeming city with its own palaces and temples, including the Metropolitan Cathedral that dominates the Zocalo, the immense central plaza of Mexico's capital. The floating gardens were a great success, and also added to the beauty of the city. Tenochtitlan was probably one of, if not the best designed city in the world, and the center of the city proved this true. The center of Tenochtitlan was made up of many temples, the most important one being the Main Temple, palaces, pyramids, and a great plaza.

    Because the Aztecs gave it to the gods so they did it in the Great Temple of Tenochtitlan. The Great Temple of Tenochtitlan This place of worship for the Aztecs was described and destroyed by the Spanish. Accidental encounters with its lost remains have led to their large-scale excavation in the heart of Mexico City On the night of Febru , workers of the Mexico City elec­ tric-power company were dig­.

    From Cortés, Second Letter, – In order, most potent Sire, to convey to your Majesty a just conception of the great extent of this noble city of Tenochtitlan, and of the many rare and wonderful objects it contains, of the government and dominions of Moctezuma, the sovereign; of the religious rites and customs that prevail, and the order that exists in this as well as other cities. The Templo Mayor (Main Temple) in Tenochtitlan, capital of the mighty Aztec empire, was located in the center of the city, where the most important ritual and ceremonial activities in Aztec life took ng about ninety feet high, the majestic structure consisted of two stepped pyramids rising side by side on a huge platform. It dominated both the Sacred Precinct and the entire city.


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SAVILLE COLLECTION CORNELL UNIVERSITY LIBRARY 3 Cornell University Library The original of this book is in the Cornell University Library. This book, "A note on the position and extent of the great temple of Tenochtitlan", by Alfred Percival Maudslay, is a replication of a book originally published before It has been restored by human beings, page by page, so that you may Author: Alfred Percival Maudslay.

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A Note on the Position and Extent of the Great Temple of Tenochtitlan, and the Position, Structure and Orientation of the Teocalli of Huitzilopochtli (Book) Book Details. ISBN. Title. A Note on the Position and Extent of the Great Temple of Tenochtitlan, and the Position, Structure and Orientation of the Teocalli of Huitzilopochtli.

Coordinates The Massacre in the Great Temple, also called the Alvarado Massacre, was an event onin the Aztec capital Tenochtitlan during the Spanish conquest of Mexico, in which the celebration of the Feast of Toxcatl ended in a massacre of Aztec elites While Hernán Cortés was in Tenochtitlan, he heard about other Spaniards arriving on the coast – Pánfilo de Narváez had.

Matos Moctezuma E () Great temple of Tenochtitlan. Scientific American (2)–79 CrossRef Google Scholar Maudslay AP () A note on the position and extent of the great temple enclosure of Tenochtitlan.

The Great Temple of Tenochtitlan: Center and Periphery in the Aztec World. Johanna Broda, David Carrasco, Eduardo Matos Moctezuma. ; The Aztec Templo Mayor: A Symposium at Dumbarton Oaks, 8th and 9th October Elizabeth Hill Boone.

The Great Temple was the center of Tenochtitlan’s Precinct with smaller pyramids and palaces built beside it. The city itself was built according to cosmological beliefs it was divided by canals that separated the city into four quadrants representing the four cardinal directions and with the ritual precinct in the center.

Tenochtitlan, ancient capital of the Aztec empire. Located at the site of modern Mexico City, it was founded c. in the marshes of Lake Texcoco. It contained the palace of Montezuma II, said to consist of rooms, as well as hundreds of temples. The Aztec Empire, or the Triple Alliance (Classical Nahuatl: Ēxcān Tlahtōlōyān, [ˈjéːʃkaːn̥ t͡ɬaʔtoːˈlóːjaːn̥]), was an alliance of three Nahua altepetl city-states: Mexico-Tenochtitlan, Texcoco, and three city-states ruled the area in and around the Valley of Mexico from until the combined forces of the Spanish conquistadores and their native allies.

The Great Temple, or Templo Mayor, in the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan was dedicated to Huitzilopochtli and Tlaloc, the rain god.

In NovemberCortes and his men arrived in Tenochtitlan. At the top of the Great Temple of Tenochtitlan there were two temples, one dedicated to Huitzilopochtli and the other dedicated to Tlaloc.

True The Aztec calendar cycles every years. Maudslay, "A note of the position and extent of the Great Temple", in Troba}os arqueol6 ieos en el centro de fa Ciudad de Mexico, 2nd edn, ed. by E. Matos Moct zuma (Mexico ity, ; orig. The greatest was during the reconsecration of the Great Pyramid of Tenochtitlan.

The Aztecs had spent years building up the temples in their capital city, and inthe Great Pyramid was complete. They held a massive celebration to inaugurate their great temple—and slaughtered an incredible number of people. The Aztecs have fascinated and horrified Westerners for centuries.

After Cortes' extraordinary conquest of the New World's most powerful civilization inthe Aztec capital, Tenochtitlan, was levelled and its Great Temple demolished. Soon even the location of the old cult centre was lost - untilwhen tunnelling for Mexico City's subway. The great palaces tended to follow the same plan.

Most buildings in Tenochtitlan were whitewashed and provided a glittering setting for the gaudily painted stucco-covered pyramids dotted the city. The Great Temple in Tenochtitlan had two shrines on its top, one dedicated to Tlaloc, the other to Huitzilopochtli.

Quetzalcoatl and Tezcatlipoca each had separate temples within the religious precinct close to the Great Temple, and the high priests of the Great Temple were named " Quetzalcoatl Tlamacazqueh ".

Take a quick interactive quiz on the concepts in Aztec Templo Mayor: History & Facts or print the worksheet to practice offline. These practice questions will help you master the material and. A note on the position and extent of the great temple enclosure of Tenochtitlan. Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of A mericanists, pp.

London. Marquina, I. El templo mayor de Mexico. I.N.A.H., Mexico. Millon, R. (Editor) Urbanization at Teotihuacan, vol. 1. The Teotihuacan Map University of Texas Press.Battle of Tenochtitlan (May 22–Aug ), military engagement between the Aztecs and a coalition of Spanish and indigenous combatants commanded by Hernan Cortes.

Cortes’s army besieged Tenochtitlan for 93 days. Superior weaponry and a devastating smallpox outbreak enabled the Spanish to conquer the city.Author of The True History of the Conquest of New Spain. by Bernal Diaz del Castillo, One of Its Conquerors, A Note on the Position and Extent of the Great Temple of Tenochtitlan, and the Position, Structure and Orientation of the Teocalli of Huitzilopochtli, and The True History of the Conquest of New Spain.

by Bernal Diaz del Castillo, One of Its Conquerors/5(8).