Cacaxtla conserves the oldest mural painting featuring a human figure and symbols from other cultures (Teotihuacan, Maya, Mixtec and Totonaca). These paintings portray the bird man and the feline man, possibly ruler - priests of the Olmecs Xicalancas who inhabited Cacaxtla between the years 600 and 900 AD. 

Cacaxtla conserves the oldest mural painting featuring a human figure and symbols from other cultures (Teotihuacan, Maya, Mixtec and Totonaca). These paintings portray the bird man and the feline man, possibly ruler - priests of the Olmecs Xicalancas who inhabited Cacaxtla between the years 600 and 900 AD. 

 The bird man is associated with Quetzalcoatl, the generous deity who taught people the arts and agriculture.

The bird man is associated with Quetzalcoatl, the generous deity who taught people the arts and agriculture.

 Side view of the the bird man, the generous deity who taught people the arts and agriculture.

Side view of the the bird man, the generous deity who taught people the arts and agriculture.

 The feline man is associated with the rains that fertilize the earth.

The feline man is associated with the rains that fertilize the earth.

 Side view of the feline man, with the rains that fertilize the earth.

Side view of the feline man, with the rains that fertilize the earth.

 The creator, Xochicalco, Morelos.

The creator, Xochicalco, Morelos.

 Worrior from Xochicalco, Morelos.

Worrior from Xochicalco, Morelos.

 Solar Disk, Tula. This work is known as a sun disc. The solar disc between the Toltecs were linked with the war, as they were part of the military uniform.

Solar Disk, Tula. This work is known as a sun disc. The solar disc between the Toltecs were linked with the war, as they were part of the military uniform.

 In front Chac-Mool, Xlaxcala. This sculpture, known as Chac-Mool, carrying a container on his belly in which offerings were put. It has been postulated that these characters are fallen warriors in battle and emissaries between man and the gods.

In front Chac-Mool, Xlaxcala. This sculpture, known as Chac-Mool, carrying a container on his belly in which offerings were put. It has been postulated that these characters are fallen warriors in battle and emissaries between man and the gods.

 Tula: Home of the Atlantes. After the fall of Teotihuacan, the home of the Atlantes, also known as  the sacred city of Quetzalcoatl, was the most important settlement in Central Mexico. 

Tula: Home of the Atlantes. After the fall of Teotihuacan, the home of the Atlantes, also known as  the sacred city of Quetzalcoatl, was the most important settlement in Central Mexico. 

 View of the room with artefacts from Tula.

View of the room with artefacts from Tula.

 Miniature Atlantean, Tula. This worrior held an altar where offerings were placed.

Miniature Atlantean, Tula. This worrior held an altar where offerings were placed.

 The "Breastplate of Tula" recovered in room 2 of the palace Quemado, in the early nineties of the twentieth century.

The "Breastplate of Tula" recovered in room 2 of the palace Quemado, in the early nineties of the twentieth century.

 Sculpture from Tula, Hidalgo.

Sculpture from Tula, Hidalgo.

 In the front the fragment of an Atlantean column. In the back the ritual game. Recovered in the late eighteenth century, this piece of basalt is decorated with two pairs of snakes.

In the front the fragment of an Atlantean column. In the back the ritual game. Recovered in the late eighteenth century, this piece of basalt is decorated with two pairs of snakes.

 Alabaster from Xochicalco. Alabaster was very precious and served to make pottery and mask.

Alabaster from Xochicalco. Alabaster was very precious and served to make pottery and mask.

 Head of a women, Xochicalco.

Head of a women, Xochicalco.

 Vessel of god Tlaloc.

Vessel of god Tlaloc.

 Pots and Tlalco bottles. The god Tlaloc was represented in different vessels, such as pots and jugs. Some pots retain traces of their original polychrome, highlighting the blues.

Pots and Tlalco bottles. The god Tlaloc was represented in different vessels, such as pots and jugs. Some pots retain traces of their original polychrome, highlighting the blues.

 This incense burner Mexica was recovered in the ballgame II of Tula, Mexico.

This incense burner Mexica was recovered in the ballgame II of Tula, Mexico.

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