by Richard L. Thornton, Architect and City Planner
In our continuing video series, in the People of One Fire Channel, on the ancient civilizations of Mexico, we take you to the State of Morelos, which is south of Mexico City. At the time that I first studied Morelos, North Americans were only familiar with its state capital of Cuernavaca . . . as a great place for Gringos to retire. I noticed on the internet that North Americans and Europeans are beginning to discover Tepotztlan. Back in the days of my fellowship, it was a “secret place” that middle and upper class Mexicans went to get away from the tourists!
This video will be taking you to five important archaeological zones . . . Tepotztlan, Tepotzteco, Chalcatzingo, Teopanzolco and Xochicalco. You will also explore the back streets of the city of Teopotzlan, which is traditionally considered to have been the first town in Mexico – founded around 2000-1500 BC. So, without further ado, join us on the virtual reality bus to Morelos!