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The Los Reyes La Paz Archaeological Site is a major pyramid site on the far eastern edge of Mexico City. It’s roughly a 20-minute walk from Metro Los Reyes, in the State of Mexico, and visible from the slopes of San Miguel Teotongo. Los Reyes Acaquilpan still bears the name of the ancient name of the town that once stood here.
Azaquilpan or Axaquilpan usually translates to “on the grass of the sand.” INAH scientists working here determined, through analysis of the ceramics found in the area, the following chronology of the site.
The site was nearly entirely abandoned with the Spanish invasion. Visitors today see the large base with a pyramid of three staggered bodies. These were built in three stages between 1100-1200 C.E and again prior to 1521.
The pyramid is one of very few oriented to the west, and is thus likely associated with Huitzilopochtli, the deity of the sun.
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