Tula Research - � Name of the site Tula � Location and...

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·Name of the site: Tula ·Location and geographyLocation: Hidalgo, MexicoGeography: What remains of the ancient city is located in the southwest of what is now the state of Hidalgo, 75 km north of Mexico City. Geographically, it is in the Tula River Valley, at the south end of the Mesquite Valley in a region that indigenous records called Teotlapan (land of the gods). This area has an elevation of between 2000 and 2200 meters above sea level, with a semi-arid climate. It has only three continuously flowing rivers and streams, the largest of which is the Tula River. There are also a number of arroyos that flow during the rainy season.·Ethnic group who built itTula was probably settled by people of various ethnic backgrounds which may have included the Nonoalcas and the Chichimecas from the south and north respectively, inhabitants later became known as Toltecs.·Description of the site as it was when it was builtThe original urban area might have been covering 3 square miles or 8 kilometers.

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