INAH Uncovers Two Temples at the Tehuacán el Viejo Archaeological Zone in Puebla

March 12, 2022

INAH has uncovered two pre-Hispanic temples in the Tehuacán el Viejo archaeological zone. The site was part of a Populaca culture cult center from 1000-1456 CE when it was conquered by the Aztecs. The city was built on the slopes of a plateau with ceremonial squares, elite housing and pyramids.

INAH has found a pyramid and altar dedicated to Xipe Totec the god of spring, new vegetation, goldsmiths. They also found a temple dedicated to Ehecatl Quetzalcoatl, the creator god, and in this guise the wind god that brings the rain.

Only 12% of the site has been excavated so far.

Heritage Daily has the report here;

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