▪ ancient city, Mexico
      city built in the present-day Valley of Mexico by the Acolhuas, a pre-Columbian people of the Nahuatl-speaking group of tribes, which gained mastery of the valley after the collapse of the Toltec hegemony in the mid-12th century AD. The rulers of Texcoco were the first among Nahuatl tribal leaders to establish their rule over Anáhuac (the Valley of Mexico). By the turn of the 15th century, Texcoco fell into tributary status to the Tepanec rulers of Azcapotzalco, until that city was destroyed in 1428. The revival of Texcoco independence was accompanied by the formation of a triple alliance between the Acolhua city and its neighbours, Tacuba and Tenochtitlán. In the later 15th century the Aztec rulers of the latter overshadowed their allies and established an empire over most of central and southern Mexico. The Alcolhuas were responsible for the preservation of remnants of Toltec culture after the destruction of the Toltec centre at Tollán. Lake Texcoco, now drained, was located in the area of present-day Mexico City; along its shores were located Texcoco and other cities, and on the islands in the lake the Aztecs built Tenochtitlán.

* * *

Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Texcoco — may refer to: * Texcoco (altepetl), the pre Columbian Mesoamerican city state and founder of the Aztec Triple Alliance * Texcoco, México, the modern day Mexican municipality * Texcoco de Mora, city and main settlement of Texcoco municipality *… …   Wikipedia

  • Texcoco — es una ciudad perteneciente a un municipio del Estado de México que lleva el mismo nombre. Ubicada en la región oriente del Estado de México muy cercana a la Ciudad de México, 19.52°N, 98.88°O y a una altura aproximada de 2,250 metros sobre el… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Texcoco — Texcoco, s. Tezcuco …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Texcoco — (spr. techkōko, Tetzcu[o]co), Stadt im mexikan. Staate Mexiko, am gleichnamigen, 240 qkm großen, 2275 m ü. M. gelegenen Salzsee und durch Bahn mit Mexiko verbunden, hat eine Glashütte, Trümmer alter Paläste sowie eines großartigen Aquädukts und… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Texcoco — Texcōco (spr. tech ), Salzsee im mexik. Staate Mexiko, 240 qkm; daran die Stadt T., (1900) 5930 E …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Texcoco — Para otros usos de este término, véase Texcoco (desambiguación). En este artículo sobre geografía se detectaron los siguientes problemas: Necesita ser wikificado conforme a las convenciones de estilo de Wikipedia. Carece de …   Wikipedia Español

  • Texcoco — 19.529444444444 98.8966666666672250 Koordinaten: 19° 32′ N, 98° 54′ W …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Texcoco — 19°30′20″N 98°52′55″O / 19.50556, 98.88194 Texcoco, Tezcuco ou Tezcoco, de son nom officiel Texcoco de Mora, est une ville …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Texcoco — Admin ASC 2 Code Orig. name Texcoco Country and Admin Code MX.15.099 MX …   World countries Adminstrative division ASC I-II

  • Texcoco — geographical name city central Mexico in Mexico state E of Mexico City population 18,044 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.