Amecameca

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Amecameca

(ämā'kämā`kä), town (1990 pop. 25,374), Mexico state, S central Mexico, at the foot of the Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl volcanoes. The sanctuary of El Sacro Monte, the most venerated spot in Mexico after the shrine of Guadalupe HidalgoGuadalupe Hidalgo
, shrine, central Mexico, in the Federal District. The basilica of Guadalupe containing the shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe (feast: Dec. 12) is the focal point of the most famous pilgrimage in the Western Hemisphere.
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, stands on a hill above Amecameca. The town's history dates back to 1200.
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La historia obnubilada de las culturas mesoamericanas no permite el analisis extendido de los primeros pobladores de la region Izta-Popo, los fragmentados rescatados que por sus condiciones son de caracter interpretativo, solo dan cuenta de una pequenisima porcion del entramado cultural y social de lo que fue Amaquemecan.
Following the practice of other scholars who have mercifully abridged his name to Chimalpahin, Schroeder has presented this native's view of churchmen working in his hometown of Amaquemecan Chalco, in the Valley of Mexico.