Monday, December 07, 2015

It is certain that they built in honour of their beloved god Quetzalcoatl ... and probably also those famous ones of Teotihuacan in honour of the sun and moon - Savario #QotD

2015.12.05-DSC05081It is certain that they built in honour of their beloved god Quetzalcoatl the highest pyramid of Cholula, and probably also those famous ones of Teotihuacan in honour of the sun and moon, which are still in existence, though much disfigured (i).

(i). Betancourt says these pyramids were built by the Mexicans; this is certainly false, and contrary to the opinion of all other authors, American as well as Spanish. Dr. Seguenza appears to think they were the work of the Olmecas; but as we have no other remains of the architecture of that nation, by which we might judge; and besides, these pyramids being made after the model of that of Cholula, we are therefore induced to think that the Toltecas were the architects of them all, as Torquemada and other authors relate. (pp. 116-17)

The history of Mexico : collected from Spanish and Mexican historians, from manuscripts and ancient paintings of the Indians : together with the conquest of Mexico by the Spaniards : illustrated by engravings with critical dissertations on the land, the animals, and inhabitants of Mexico by Francesco Saverio Clavigero

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