History

The Totonacan people may be responsible for building the city of El Tajín, which flourished from 600 to 1200 C.E.

The Totonacan people built the city of El Tajín, which flourished from 600 to 1200 C.E.

Totonac have inhabited the eastern coastal and mountain regions of Central Mexico since before the time of the Spanish conquest. Totonac were an important Pre-Colombian civilization and are general believed to be responsible for building El Tajín, one of the largest Classic-era archeological sites in Mexico. El Tajín is particularly famous for its Pyramid of the Niches, pictured on the left.

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El Tajín is one of the most extensive archaeological sites in Mexico.

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The ornate niches and cornices of El Tajin are a distinctive hallmark of its architectural style.


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