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hieroglyph

A drawing that represents a word, sound, or syllable. These drawings are used in ancient Egyptian writing systems.

Tribute

A payment made periodically made by one state or ruler to another.

Mesoamerica

A region and cultural area in the America's extending from central Mexico to Belize.

Olmec

A member of a group of prehistoric people who inhabiting the coast of Veracruz and western Tabasco.

Teotihuacan

A pre-Colombian Mesoamerican located in the valley of Mexico.

Yucatan Penninsula

Separates the Caribbean from the gulf of Mexico.

Maya

The illusion or appearance of the phenomenal world.

Tikal

Ruins of an ancient city in Guatemala.

Toltec

A member of an american Indian people that flourished in mexico before the Aztecs.

Chichen Itza

Large pre Columbian city built by the Maya people.

Aztec

A member of the American Indian people dominant on Mexico before the Spanish conquest of the 16th century.

Tenochtitlan

Capital of the Aztec empire.

Lake Texcoco

A natural lake in the valley of Mexico. The Aztecs built the city of Tenochtitlan on an island in the lake.