This city was a very prosperous place, mainly because of its location. Remember, location, location, location is the key to a successful place. Cacaxtla is situated very close to Teotihuacan and is in the path to the distant lands of the Mayans.
All recent discoveries establish strong cultural, military, architectura,l and especially trading links between the people that ruled Teotihuacan and the far cities of the Yucatan and Peten areas.
What makes Cacaxtla so special? The city had a successful stint between the 6th and 10th centuries. After that it was abandoned, but the temples were carefully and delicately buried to preserve its richly decorated walls. The murals you see now have been...Read More