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Tula Archaeological Sites

The name Tula comes from the Nahuatl “Tollan”, which means "next to the bamboo". It is called "de Allende" in honor of Ignacio Allende, a hero of the independence war. Its name in Otomi is “Mähñem'I”, which means "place of lots of people." 'Its actual name, already spanished is Tula.

The city was founded by Ce Ácatl Topiltzin Quetzalcoatl sovereign who gave great prosperity to the region, and that was truncated due to the conflict between followers of Quetzalcoatl (Feathered Serpent god) and Tezcatlipoca (night god) tremendously faced gods in the Aztec mythology.

Finally fans of the "Night God" expelled the Toltecs who professed his believes to the “Feathered Serpent” (Quetzalcoatl), and had to migrate through the south towards the Gulf, to reach the Peninsula of Yucatan. There they founded cities like Chichén Itzá.

We have to consider that Tollan was built differently than Teotihuacan, no longer the big city on a vast plain without any defense, but on a hill, which was much easier to defend. Knowing that it was on the border with the Chichimecas tribes, presumably the constant scourge of the hordes against the Toltec capital, that is why in Tollan, finally a Military State reigned and they that controlled its vicinity and they were able to collect the tax, invented and imposed by the Toltecs.

This region was the cradle of one of the most important civilization in the history of Mexico, seat of the Toltec culture from the year 713 AD, whose testimonies exist today in the majesty of its archaeological site which highlights the great center spiritual with their famous Atlanteans and paintings that the course of centuries couldn’t destroy their beauty of native characteristics.