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this paper was to prove toltecs were civilized but i went off in a couple of places she thought that since the toltecs practiced human sacrifice they are uncivilized important for sensitive teachers Toltec Civilization The Priest stood atop the temple of the Sun looking down on his people gathered for this event With one swift movement he raised the sacrificial obsidian dagger and plunged it into the young mans chest tearing out his heart He then placed the heart on the waiting chac-mool smiled and anounced the beginning of celebration The Toltecs were one of the first Nahuatl speaking cultures to colonize central Mexico It is unclear whether they came from the North or the South but popular theory is that they came from the North Southern America The tribe first settled a small distance west of what is now Mexico City There they built the largest city ever in Mexico even dwarfing todays Mexico City von Hagen Sun pp 20 29 The Toltecs ruled over this town from 200 BC to 900 AD Sabloff p 112 Then something forced them to leave climate change foreigners a war nobody knows The Toltecs then migrated about 50 miles North There they settled and began to build the town called Tula Gruzinski p 14 They resided there until 1100 AD Sabloff p 112 In around 987 AD or so the Toltec priest- king Quezalcoatl who was actually a god There are also records of a man named Topiltzin who apparently followed the same course as Quetzalcoatl It was unclear who was who or if they were the same person was forced to flee with a few of his followers Gruzinski p 14 He fled to the Yucatan peninsula where the Mayas resided He then proceeded to build a gigantic city called Chichen Itza von Hagen Maya p 39 Here we switch to
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