Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Dzibilnocac & Iturbide

After our visit to El Tabasqueño and Hochob, my dad and I made our way to the ruins of the city of Dzibilnocac which is located on the outskirts of the village of Iturbide. Evidence for the ocupation of Dzibilnocac goes as far back to the preclassic (about 500 to 50 BC), however the monumental structures now visalbe are placed firmly in the classic peridod (600 to 800 DC). It is clear to any visitor to this ancient ruin that Dzibilnocac was a city of great importance and beautify... however it is important to keep in mind that the ruins which are now visable represent but a fraction of the original city, since most of the centre was located in what is now the town of iturbide. It is interesting that several of the ruined prehispanic structures where used in the 1850s for materials in the construction of forts and bastions during the terrible conflict knows and the "Caste War". Several of these forts are still standing to this day.


Dan in NC said...

Ya gotta luv da Lizard!
Great photo!
Dan in NC

Anonymous said...

Oye Carlitos, soy Rafa estoy tratando de conseguir el dia de tu cumple para la forma de Noruega que me mando Jeanette

Es el 24 de abril?

No me acuerdo