Important Archaeological Sites of the Aztec Empire
Tenochtitlan - Capital city of the Mexica, founded in 1325 on a swampy island in the middle of Lake Texcoco; now underneath the city of Mexico city
Tlatelolco - Sister city of Tenochtitlan, known for its huge market.
Azcapotzalco - Capital of the Tepanecs, captured by the Mexica and added to the Aztec hegemony at the end of the Tepanec War
Cuauhnahuac - Modern day Cuernavaca, Morelos. Established by Tlahuica ca AD 1140, captured by Mexica in 1438.
Malinalco - Rock cut temple built ca 1495-1501.
Guiengola - Zapotec city on the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in Oaxaca state, allied with the Aztecs by marriage
Xaltocan, in Tlaxcala north of Mexico City, founded on a floating island
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