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Cacaxtla, before 900, plan of temple (1) and talus (2) bearing murals

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Description: The Art and Architecture of Ancient America: The Mexican, Maya and Andean Peoples
About 2500 years ago the fertile adjoining valleys of Mexico, Puebla, Cuernavaca, and Toluca were already a metropolitan nucleus for the entire northern continent. Other regions in Oaxaca, on the southern Gulf Coast, and in Maya territory were in touch with central Mexico, giving and receiving each in its time. The dominant centre of ancient urban life eventually became the three high intermontane plateau valleys of central southern Mexico, in the quadrant bounded by Tula, Xochicalco, Cholula, …
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.47-74
https://doi.org/10.37862/aaeportal.00123.007

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