Archaeologists have discovered a 334-hectare pre-Hispanic city in the Mexican city of Acapulco, where 38 petroglyphs, circular calendars and representations of the rain goddess stand out.
Among the finds, a petroglyph of a monkey stands out, similar to that from the Nazca culture in Peru.
For this reason, archaeologists have theorized that it was possible for a traveler to have carried these figures from one place to another, so that the figure of a ship manned by a ship can also be found in the archaeological zones of Acapulco. Placed by the audience.
“As archeologists, we exchanged patterns and figures that we took here (in the state) in Guerrero, and they sent us similar patterns that they found in Peru, in Egypt, in some other places in Latin America.” He commented to EFE’s researcher and environmentalist Ruben Mendoza.
This archaeological zone is located 13 kilometers from the city center and is one of the main tourist attractions for the beaches of Mexico.
The finds are located in different parts of the Cerro de la Pola, formerly the pyramid of the Job culture, which, according to the theory, was used for rituals related to water, rain and fertility.
The site dates from the late Early Classic period (around AD 400), while annexation took place during the Epiclassic (600–900) and abandonment during the Early Postclassic (900–1200).
Despite the passing of the years, there are still signs of the civilization that once settled Acapulco, although many of them show great wear due to the acid and paint that visitors sometimes throw at them.
For those doing extreme activities, this archeological zone has already become a suitable place for climbing, as it ranges from 25 to 275 meters above sea level and is approximately 3 kilometers high.
Scholars have concluded that the stone on the hill is a form of signaling to the ancestors.
“It was a sign that they had to come and touch that stone, and they were convinced that the place was finished,” Mendoza adds.
For the residents, the place has become a sacred one, so they themselves, in collaboration with the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), take care of the place to avoid looting and damaging the rock works within the zone.