La Piedra Del Sol

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La Piedra del Sol

English:

In 1790 this huge monolith was discovered beneath the surface of the Zocalo, the main square of Mexico City. They had remained buried for 269 years after the Spanish conquest of Tenochtitlan. It's called the Sun Stone and represents the vision of the cosmos that had the ancient Mexicans. The stone measures twelve feet in diameter and weighs twenty-four toneiadas. It is estimated that the artists who carved the stone Aztec took nearly twenty years to complete the work. Today is the centerpiece of the most important exhibitions of the museum room National Anthropology and History located in Chapultepec Park in Mexico City. The loss of the Sun is also known as the Calendar Azekah, though not precisely as modern calendars. In fact, it is a lost book that summarizes the astronomical knowledge and vision of the time it had the great Mesoamerican civilization.

Spanish:

En 1790 se descubrio este enorme monolito bajo la superficie del Zocalo, la plaza mayor de la Ciudad de Mexico. Alli habia permanecido enterrado por 269 anos despues de la conquista espanola de Tenochtitlan. Se le conoce como la Piedra del Sol y representa la vision del cosmos que tenian los antiguos mexicanos. La piedra mide doce pies de diametro y pesa veinticuatro toneiadas. Se calcula que los artistas aztecas que labraron la piedra tardaron cerca de veinte anos en terminar la obra. En la actualidad, es la pieza central de la mas importante sala de exhibiciones del Mueso Nacional de Antropologia e Historia localizado en el Parque de Chapultepec en la ciudad de Mexico. La pierda del Sol tambien se conoce como el Calendario Azeca, aunque no es precisamente como los calendarios modernos. En realidad, se trata de un libro de pierda que resume el conocimiento astronomico y la vision del tiempo que tuvo la gran civilizacion mesoamericana.
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