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Pictures of Xochitecatl, Mexico by Rick Meyer

Xochitecatl (pronounced so-chi-TEH-catl) is an archeological site southwest of Tlaxcala City. There is a regular state sponsored guided excursion each Sunday at 10:15 am by bus from the zocalo in Tlaxcala. The site consists of three pyramids: Spiral, Serpent, and the highest, Flowers. Explored in 1969, it wasn't until 1994 that the pyramids were uncovered. The sacredness of this site in enhanced by the fact that on a clear day you can see the towering Popocatepetl volcano to the west and the equally impressive La Malinche volcano to the east.      (Pictures taken May 2, 2004)

Published or Updated on: January 1, 2006 by Rick Meyer © 2006
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