A temporary photographic exhibition, of 30 images, was established to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the beginning of the archaeological explorations in the Great Pyramid of Cholula, since they were first carried out in 1931.
According to the Center of the National Institute of Anthropology (INAH) Puebla, this exhibition was placed at the Regional Museum of Cholula (located at 14 Poniente #307, San Juan Aquiahuac) since last September 28, 2021, and will remain open to the public until January 30, 2022, from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
He asks that attendees follow the sanitary prevention measures, such as the use of masks, social distancing, washing and / or use of antibacterial gel; as the museum facilities will remain vigilant, especially that its capacity does not exceed 30% of capacity.
The Government of Puebla reported that the exhibition shows the long and arduous process of archaeological research of the Great Pyramid of Cholula, in which not only the archaeologists who were in charge of the work participated, but also the Cholulteca population, which was part of the rescue process of the current archaeological zone.
The largest pyramid in Mesoamerica
The Great Pyramid of Cholula, is considered the largest in surface of Mesoamerica, according to the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, having a quadrangular base with 400 meters per side and about 66 meters high. In its base could fit twice the Pyramid of the Sun of Teotihuacan.
It is dedicated to Chiconquiahuitl, God of rain, who was venerated by the Olmeca-Xicalanca culture until 1300 AD.
It was built with a system of adobe blocks placed as a wall, which unlike bricks are made of ceramic remains, pieces of obsidian and some minerals.
The tunnels of the Cholula Pyramid
One of the main attractions of the Archaeological Zone of Cholula, in Puebla, is the tunnel located inside the Great Pyramid.
According to the INAH, the route in the tunnel inside the Pyramid consists of approximately 280 meters in the same plane, artificially illuminated and without irrigation.
Translation done by: Karla Giselle Bonales Ramírez