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Local variants predominate, however versions in which the Teotihuacan tabtero is enclosed in two heavy moldings and rises from generally higher taludes, many of these — concave in shape and rare in Mesoamerica (plate 55). Among note of the various facets of Cholula's architecture, way local architects turned to problem of draining off the water during a rainfall. In that we should take advantage the elementary poured down the stepped bases Teotihuacan, the Pyramid of the Moon was drained by two enormous conduits located between the pyramid and the new base next to it (plate 33).

Aerial : Teotihuacdn 27- , Citadel. Detail of the platforms with stairs : stepped bases leading *^W»*I view of the Citadel. In the center, the remains of partially covered by a later construction Pyramid of Quetzalcoatl to the interior Teotihuacdn: Citadel. Detail of a stepped Teotihuacdn principle of the talud-tablero ^8^ aw mS and of the plaza base displaying ^TT^.. j^^y&' map. - ^^^^^^Mfm H^V ^R : _, "fi^ 1 mm m ^^''Sigi^Jll^^^ ,i- 5#- % -f^^rn skL 33 28. Teotihuacdn : Citadel. Reconstruction of a talud-tablero combination The recent discovery of a sacred cave underneath the center of the Pyramid of the Sun, reached by a natural tunnel from west to east and bearing remains of man-made adaptations, not only fits the Florentine Codex's description of the burial place for Aztec sover- ("And when the rulers died, they buried them there [in Teoti"),^ but also leads huacan].

5. 9. 3. Xochicalco 6. Tikal 12. Calixtlahuaca 15. Monte Alhan 10. 13. Tula Chicken Itzd Misantla During the Classic period Gulf Coast but other groups ' t [ c Olmec left of scrolls, volutes, and from the their culture, mainly the yoke, axe, and palma. These three forms were carved of hard stone, usually with intricately fantastic heads. The yoke was probably an imitation of the padded waist-protectors worn by ball players, and was placed over them when they were buried. 3 influence disappeared striking reminders of a snake" that was placed on the throat of a his down head while paliiias were ceremonial possibly used to identify the rank of chieftains.

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