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Pyramid of the Sun, Pyramid of the Moon Hardcover – September 30, 1988

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Atheneum; 1st edition (September 30, 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0027353001
  • ISBN-13: 978-0027353006
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 8.8 x 11.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,656,016 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

Mexico's vanished cultures and ancient deities are vividly brought to life in this informative book by the author of The Great Wall of China and The Tower of London. As in the previous books, black-and-white artwork is accompanied by colored symbols that represent a chronology of people and events. The timechart begins in 150 B.C. and ends with the Spanish conquest in 1521. A map shows the location of Teotihuacan, "the place of the gods," where two pyramids built to worship the sun and moon by the ancient Toltec civilization still stand today as a testament to the past. Enriched with historical detail as well as bythe bold, masterful paintings, this book makes a valuable companion to Fisher's other works of nonfiction. Ages 6-10.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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150 BC - Teotihuacan is settle by Indian Farmers
100 BC - Nomad Hunters wander in and out of Teotihuacan
100 AD - Teotihuacan farmers build two adobe pyramids
250 AD - Teotihuacan farmers and nomads begin to live together
500 AD - Farmers and former nomads become the Toltecs
600 AD - Toltecs make Teotihuacan their ceremonial capital
700 AD - Teotihuacan is rocked by conflict, attacks and disease
750 AD - toltecs abandon Teotihuacan
800 AD - Toltecs spread into other regions
900 AD - Toltecs establish Tula as their new capital
1100 AD - Toltecs are absorbed by the chichimecs
1200 AD - Chchimecs rule the Valley of Mexico
1300 AD - Aztecs invade the Valley of Mexico
1325 AD - Aztecs emerge as the dominate culture
1428 AD - Aztec rule the Valley of Mexico
1519 AD - Spanish invade central Mexico
1520 AD - Spanish and Indian Cultures clash
1521 AD - Spanish conquer central Mexico

The beginning of the 8th bak'tun (41 AD)
The last of the Olmec cities, some surviving for almost 1000 years, were abandoned and never reinhabited.

The beginning of the 9th bak'tun (435 AD)
Teotihuacan's influence began in the Maya world, resulting new cities, a flurry of new dynasties, and warfare.

The beginning of the 10th bak'tun (830 AD)
The end of the Classic period and the still unexplained abandonment of 100's of cities.

The beginning of the 11th bak'tun (1224 AD)
The abandonment of Chichen Itza in Yucatan and the rise of Mayapan.

The beginning of the 12th bak'tun (1618 AD)
The last great Maya empire, the Itza of Lake Peten, sent emissaries to the Spanish announcing they are ready to embrace the change the turn of cycles will bring.
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