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79thPA Supporting Member of TMP12 Aug 2021 7:25 a.m. PST

Pics from various news sources:



Frederick Supporting Member of TMP12 Aug 2021 8:10 a.m. PST

Impressive – I hope they hold off on the human sacrifice thing

Stryderg12 Aug 2021 8:58 a.m. PST

I don't get it. If they are marking 500 years since Spanish conquest, shouldn't they build a statue of a Spanish conquistador or a Spanish church? Building an Aztec pyramid implies that the Aztecs did something awesome 500 years ago.

Don't get me wrong, it's a cool structure and probably a worthy effort, I just don't get the symbolism.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP12 Aug 2021 9:01 a.m. PST

I kind of doubt that they want to build a statue honoring a conquering army. It is a celebration of who they were.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP12 Aug 2021 11:33 a.m. PST

"Who they were" apparently also being murderous, fanatical religious conquerors.

All our ancestors were horrible to each other at one time or another. It just all depends on where one decides to take the snapshot.

Cool building, though. I wonder if they actually do describe what happened on those things?

Oddball12 Aug 2021 12:44 p.m. PST

"Lopez Obrador had previously sought an apology from Spain and the Vatican for human rights abuses committed during the conquest of what is modern-day Mexico."

You're (Mexico) looking for an apology for "human rights abuses"?

This coming from the perspective of a culture that conducted human sacrifice of prisoners and slaves? That killed untold thousands in most brutal ways for entertainment and religious ceremony?

and you want an apology for "human rights abuses"?

I am laughing so hard.

Oddball12 Aug 2021 12:45 p.m. PST

Oh, ya.

Cool building.

Still not going back to Mexico.

7 trips in past, Cancun, TJ's and Juarez.

Belize was fun, keys are amazing, Belize City was …. different.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP12 Aug 2021 1:30 p.m. PST

I know the museums in Mexico City don't gloss over the warfare and human sacrifice. Lots of displays of skulls, and skull racks, and sacrificial blades.

JMcCarroll12 Aug 2021 4:22 p.m. PST

Thought it would be bigger. How many B movies will be filmed on it?

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP12 Aug 2021 8:08 p.m. PST

Maybe they're going to destroy it later!

Lucius13 Aug 2021 3:53 a.m. PST

Interesting replica. But nobody really misses the Aztecs or their culture.


Dn Jackson Supporting Member of TMP15 Aug 2021 3:12 a.m. PST

Seeing as the Spanish were absorbed into the local population wouldn't a statue of a conquistador just be everyone's ancestor?

Puster Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Aug 2021 4:55 a.m. PST

>Thought it would be bigger.
Its scaled down. The original would be three times the height for 27times the mass.

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