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Mexican Archaeology

Acámbaro Petroglyphs

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El Chivo Mountain located very near the town of Acámbaro is where I took the photos of the petroglyphs below.  This was midway up the mountain.  There, we encouontered a local farmer and his son walking.   He suggested not going on up the mountain.  He said there was "mucho hierba".  Literally translated it would mean a lot of weeds and bushes.  My wife, who is from here, said it could also mean  that there is  things like marijuana planted; and if so, there might be armed men there guarding it.  That, plus the coral snake that crossed the path in front of us, and that we had our 3 year old son with us led us to the immediate decision NOT to go on farther up the El Chivo mountain.
 
Dr. Spurgeon

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The "El Chivo Mountain" taken from the far side of Acámbaro

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Town of Acámbaro below, taken from a little below the midpoint of "El Chivo"

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Foot of my 3 year old son

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A stairway ascending to a cave or a home. 3 stripes are on each side of the stairs.

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Petroglyphs on Top of El Chivo symbolizing the Cosmos