El Tajin, meaning
thunder or hurricane in the Totonac language, was an important gulf coast
city and ceremonial center long, long ago. The first construction probably
began there 2,000 years ago. The city reached its peak from 600-900 AD.
By 1200AD it was abandoned and lost to the voracious jungle. It first
appears on paper in 1785 when a Spanish official found it while looking
for illegal tobacco fields.
An excellent series of photographs of El Tajin, by Dallas-based photographer Edward Dawson.
photographs of El
Tajin, and a few links.
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