film: hidalgo


Huapalcalco is an archeological site located some 5 kilometers north of Tulancingo in the state of Hidalgo, Mexico.

The site was built on the west slope of the “Tecolote” hill; the slope is separated east-west by a ravine that forms two sectors at the foot of the hill and two more on the top, all of which contain archaeological vestiges.

The site depicts Teotihuacan influence, and some believe that Topilitzin Quetzalcoatl resided here, before governing Tula. Also it is considered the oldest human occupation site in the Hidalgo State.

It is believed that it must have been a very important civil, religious and housing center. It is known that it was the second Toltec Empire, before Tula.

The city was of olmeca-xicalanca origin, or the first settler tribes of the great central plateau of the mountain range. The meaning of such wooden building is not known, it was probably built when the ancient native people settled; perhaps it was a building destined as a Telpochcalli, for military training, justice administration, or learning dances or music.

However, Huapalcalco is a mesoamerican classical period (100 to 650 CE), formed part of the State Teotihuacan, however, both its architecture and pottery is not equal to Teotihuacan, i.e. there is Teotihuacan influence, but are not Teotihuacan. It is not known what culture built these monuments; it can only be said that it is closely related to the Teotihuacan culture and had influence of the cultures of the Gulf Coast.


jasondcrow: #tbt to that time I played a ghost dancer in the movie Hidalgo, staring Aragorn, errr, I mean Viggo Mortensen. We filmed our scenes out in the Mojave Desert. Yes, that’s a wig. Viggo is also one of the coolest, most down to earth people I have ever met. A true artist and poet.