Take a car trip into Amanalco

Amanalco’s early history was most influenced by its connection in the pre-Hispanic period to what anthropologists call the Northern Acolhuacan domain. This was a state centered in urban Texcoco which ruled several dozen communities and extended over three major environmental zones, bounded by Lake Texcoco in the west and the Sierra Nevada mountain chain in the east. Today a massive modern statue of Nezahualcóyotl, with pointing arm, beckons drivers eastward onto the Mexico-Puebla highway. Drivers pass junk yards, dairy farms, the huge Rockefeller International Agricultural research center, tire repair businesses, simple restaurants and the occasional soccer field which edge this busy roadway [ video car trip]. (book pg.10)