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Sacred Precinct, Tenochtitlan


Mark Cartwright
by Steve Cadman
published on 24 September 2013
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A model reconstruction of the sacred precinct of Tenochtitlan, the Aztec capital on Lake Texcoco. The city was founded in 1345 CE and fell to the Spanish forces led by Cortés in 1521 CE. The sacred complex was dominated by the central pyramid known as the Temple Mayor, dedicated to the gods Tlaloc and Huitzilopochtli. (National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City).

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Cadman, S. (2013, September 24). Sacred Precinct, Tenochtitlan. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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