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Guachimontones: Unearthing a lost world near Teuchitlan, Jalisco by John Pint

Today, more than 150,000 people a year visit the Guachimontones, a local word meaning "mounds where you find plenty of bottle gourds." A well paved road takes them up the hill from Teuchitlán to a parking area which became too small almost as soon as it was created. Two of the three largest pyramids have been beautifully restored, each with its circular walkway or "patio" and surrounding platforms, which were previously bases for public buildings.

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Guachimontones: unearthing a lost world near Teuchitlan, Jalisco John Pint

Just outside the unassuming little town of Teuchitlán, Jalisco, 40 kilometers due West of Guadalajara, lies one of the most impressive archeological sites in all of western Mexico. read more
Published or Updated on: September 8, 2009 by John Pint © 2009
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