189 Sites
Teotihuacan
The great Mesoamerican city was at the heart of politics, the economy, trade, religion and culture. Its influence reached such distant places as Tikal. The city of Teotihuacan was placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1987, owing to the outstanding value of its monumental building complexes, mural paintings and living areas.
Estado de México
Altiplano Central
1717
Tepapayeca
Conquered by the Mexica in the fifteenth century, this site served as a garrison and point of communication with the powerful Itzocan kingdom, on the route to the Mixteca region. The archeological zone occupies a small area, with traces of platforms beneath some nearby houses. A Calvary chapel was constructed over the principal building in the seventeenth century, and parts of these walls remain.
Puebla
Altiplano Central
1777
Tepeapulco (Xihuingo)
Ancient settlement of hunter/gatherers and farmers, founded twenty centuries ago, influenced by Teotihuacan. It became a distribution center for the Acolhua, situated between the Altiplano (high plateau) and the Gulf Coast. There are notable cave paintings at Tres Peñas and El Tecolote.
Hidalgo
Altiplano Central
1737
Tepexi el Viejo
A military fortress built on the upper part of a hill, flanked on three sides by precipitous ravines. Distinguished by its formidable surrounding stone wall. Administrative center of one the most important Popoloca domaines (1200-1500 AD), with monumental architecture.
Puebla
Altiplano Central
1778
Tepozteco
Administrative center of the domain of Tepoztlán, perched high in the sierra of the same name, the construction of houses, palaces, temples and housing complexes was started around 1200 AD. Here they worshipped Ometochtli-Tepoztecatl, god of pulque, fertility and the harvest. A superb view of the surrounding valleys.
Morelos
Altiplano Central
1752
Teteles de Santo Nombre
The site is thought to have been a key settlement of the pre-Hispanic period in terms of its interactions with the central area, the Gulf and Oaxaca. The site is in the south of Puebla and has architectural features similar to Teotihuacan, as well as sharing cultural traits with Tehuacan and the Mixtec region.
Puebla
Altiplano Central
14641
Tetzcotzinco
A place of great beauty, popularly known as “Nezahualcoyotl’s Baths” (1421-1521 AD). Designed by the famous poet king of Texcoco, it is said he came here to fast and meditate. Remarkable for its water works (aqueducts, pools and canals).
Estado de México
Altiplano Central
1718
Tingambato
Settlement prior to the peak of the Tarasco domain, much influenced by Teotihuacan. Large platforms, ball court, numerous chambers and tombs with rich offerings portray the life of this town. Located between Pátzcuaro and Uruapan, there is still much to be discovered.
Michoacán
Occidente
1744
Tizatlán
The remains found in this archeological zone include two polychrome altars depicting the gods Mictlantecuhtli, Tezcatlipoca and Camaxtli, principal deity of the Tlaxcaltecas.
Tlaxcala
Altiplano Central
1869

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