Tehuacan stone snakes (tecuates)

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Unusual and impressive travertine formations. These formations mark the lime deposits of ancient channels. The soil has weathered away leaving the hardened lime as enormous snakes stretching across the valley. These natural “channels” were used for the irrigation by local people before the coming of Spanish.

Location, GPS coordinates:18.4746 N 97.4159 W
Categories:Karst landscapes, Water supply infrastructure
Values:Geology, Archaeology
Rating:2.5 out of 5 stars (2.5 / 5)
Where is located?North America, Mexico, Puebla, along several streets in Tehuacán, also in El Riego Park
Alternate names:Tecóatl, Tecoatle

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