Cañada de la Virgen

by Victor David Sandiego

Cañada de la Virgen is a pre-Columbian archaeological site in the Mexican state of Guanajuato. The site lies about 16 km west-southwest of the city of San Miguel de Allende within a private property, already registered by INAH in 1985.

The construction of these pyramids and other architectural structures of the central basin of the Laja river is attributed to tolteca-chichimecas groups. The Cañada de la Virgen formed part of a larger social organization that was linked to a Toltec political system

It is a prehispanic site that was ruled by the Moon the Sun and Venus, as demonstrated by archaeological-astronomy studies by the National Institute of anthropology and history (INAH) has made on the site.

The ancient architects that built and configured the city - where Otomi-hñahñu settled villages- from surrounding hills and synodic cycles (length of time it takes for the planets or stars to acquire the same relative position to the Earth) of the stars for a symmetrical alignment of their temples.

Photo by Victor David Sandiego, description from Wikipedia

Victor David Sandiego lives in the high desert of central México where he writes, studies, and plays drums with jazz combos and in musical / poetry collaborations. His work appears in various journals (Cerise Press, Crab Creek Review, Floating Bridge Review, Off The Coast, Generations Literary Journal, Poetry Salzburg Review, others) and has been featured on public radio. He is the founder and current editor of Subprimal Poetry Art/Music.