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Vega de la Peña
On the banks of a river, convenient for trade, remarkable urban planning and the Fretwork Temple, whose facade decorations depict the serpent of fire. The Mexica held sway over the site, who took advantage of the communications network to exact their tribute.
About the site
Like Cuajiote, this site must be interpreted in the context of the river Bobos sub-basin, in the central area of Veracruz. This region was a focus for receiving and redistributing trade goods, exploiting the communications network defined by the topology. The network was subsequently used extensively by the Mexica when they expanded towards the Gulf, turning the valley’s settlements into tribute payers for the Triple Alliance. The cultural group which developed this site displayed a blend of characteristics including Maya, Olmec, Huastec, Totonac and Toltec. Materials analysis has identified ancient links with Oaxaca and the Mayan region. In the Classic period it had ties with Teotihuacan and El Tajín, and finally with Tula and the Basin of Mexico.
100 a.C. - 1500

Preclásico Tardío a Posclásico Tardío
1200 - 1400

Posclásico Tardío

Practical information
Temporarily closed
Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00 hrs

$60.00 pesos


Se localiza en el municipio de Atzalan, Veracruz.

From Tlapacoyan, on the road to Martínez de la Torre, take the turn for El Encanto and cross the Tomata and Bobos rivers; can also be reached through the Cuajilote site.

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Temaschtiani Atenco
+52 (229) 934 9981 y 934 5282
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Golfo
En las orillas de un río, lo que facilitó sus actividades comerciales, sobresalen su planeación urbana y el Templo de las Grecas, cuya fachada ornamentada alude a la serpiente de fuego. La zona fue dominada por los mexicas, quienes aprovecharon la red de comunicaciones para cobrar tributo.
On the banks of a river, convenient for trade, remarkable urban planning and the Fretwork Temple, whose facade decorations depict the serpent of fire. The Mexica held sway over the site, who took advantage of the communications network to exact their tribute.

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