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His announcement excited many Spaniards, who took the divine mandate as an excuse to enrich themselves. Centuries of crusading battles had made warriors, not merchants, out of them.

At the same time, the Pacific coast is being more closely examined for sites and cultural affiliation. Excavations in these areas will surely change archaeologists’ understanding of Mesoamerica. For now, it is only the better excavated and better understood cities that can be described. As a sample of the diverse settings and cultures of Mesoamerica, it is worth examining some of the most important: Teotihuacán, the Maya, and Monte Albán. D. 750) Once the sixth largest city in the world, the ancient city of Teotihuacán was one of the greatest powers in the 2,500-year span of Mesoamerica.

The lords made him presents and all the priests of the towns brought contributions to him . . In him was the key of their learning. Bishop Diego de Landa, 16th century 13 A BRIEF HISTORY OF MEXICO There were many cycles and calendrical correlations. The most important were the following: Solar Calendar The Mesoamericans devised a solar-year calendar as accurate as our Gregorian calendar, and more accurate than the calendar used by their contemporaries in Europe. The solar calendar was composed of 18 months of 20 days each; an additional five-day period occurred at the end of each year, a period believed to be fraught with danger.

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