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GEHFileBot
07-29-2005, 07:58 AM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlfile896/Xochicalco.htm>Xochicalco</a></b><br><br>Ancient pyramical complex of Xochicalco; outside Mexico City.<br />
After the fall of the Teotihuacan hegemony and before the rise of the Toltec military state local powers rose in Mexico in the epiclassical period, AD 650-900. For easy defence they were typically build on hill-tops, like this one.<br />
Impressively, the amount of details on Google Earth is far in advance of the textbook aerial photo in Mexico, Coe&amp;Koontz.<br><br><img src=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/images/new/166389Xochicalco.jpg>