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Huitzilopochtli appeared to one of the priests and told him to search for the eagle on a cactus who was eating a serpent.

That cactus, was called tenochtli.

In among the rushes, at the edge of a spring, they saw an eagle perched on a cactus, eating a snake.

The Aztecs built their city  at this place on the island of Tenoch.

At first their city was built with sticks and hay because they had no rock.  The most important building in the city was the temple to HUITZILOPOCHTLI.
In the time of the Great Speaker CHIMALPOPOCA the Aztecs began to build their temple with rock  around 1418.




Moctezuma I built the base of the temple .... TIZOC continued the building.


The next Great Speaker AHUIZOTL, finished  the temple in the year of 1487.

Nothing much now remains of the Great Temple .... The Templo Mayor ... but historians, archaeologists and anthropologists have worked together to work out what it must have been like.

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