Toltec architecture

Toltec architecture

(750–1200)
An austere geometric architecture that formed the basis for the Aztec style and others. It was characterized by the use of colonnades, square carved roof supports, monumental serpent columns, and narrative relief panels set in plain wall surfaces. Tula was one of the major sites in this style, which featured colossal statues of warriors and stone panels carved with human-headed jaguars and carved symbols of Quetzalcoatl.
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Toltec architecture

An austere geometric Mesoamerican architecture, ca. 1000 A.D., which formed the basis for Aztec architecture and other architecture of Mesoamerica.
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The site incorporates both Mayan and Toltec architecture. The latter made it their religious capital and packed it with palatial temples, sculptured pyramids, serpent carvings and hieroglyphics.