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Cholula was one of the most important Meso-American cities, where different cultures and lifestyles converged with a common religion.
Cholula was a secondary village of the current town of Coapa.
Cholula was divided in barrios; its territorial division corresponded to the different ethnic identities living in that zone.
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 Cholula - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cholula was an important city of Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica, dating back to at least the 2nd century BC, with settlement as a village going back at least some thousand years earlier.
Cholula was a major center contemporary with Teotihuacan and seems to have avoided, at least partially, that city's fate of violent destruction at the end of the Mesoamerican Classic period.
During the Spanish Colonial period Cholula was overtaken in importance by the nearby city of Puebla.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cholula   (647 words)

 Cholula   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Great Pyramid of Cholula is a huge temple-pyramid complex built over many generations from the 2nd century BC to the early 16th century.
Cholula was a major center contemporary with Teotihuacan, but seems to have escaped that city's fate of destruction at the end of the Classic period and remained a regional center of importance.
In the Spanish Colonial era Cholula was overtaken in importance by the nearby city of Puebla.
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Cholula: The Pyramid of Tipanipa, "The Worlds Largest Pyramid!" For years the "Pyramid of Tipanipa" at Cholula was said to be the worlds largest pyramid.
The Cholula Pyramid is oriented to the North North West and it aims at the setting sun during summer solstice.
In 1910, the Cholula Pyramid was uncovered during the construction of an insane asylum.
www.delange.org /Cholula/Cholula.htm   (651 words)

The town of Cholula is readily accessible from the city of Puebla, and the archaeological zone is to be found at the town's heart.
Cholula had a long and varied history, during most of which it played a major role in the politics of Central Mexico.
It appears that during the Classic era, Cholula's fortunes mirrored those of Teotihuacán's; it rose to be a great city alongside the larger centre and fell from grace around the same time.
www.geocities.com /atlantis01mx/puebla_tlaxcala/cholula.htm   (921 words)

 USATODAY.com - Cholula: Ancient Mexican city has much to offer modern visitors   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Cholula's residents have learned over the years how to blend their ancient history with their modern lives to create a community that is deeply religious yet modern — and often very noisy with fireworks, church bells and the music of religious processions.
Cholula, in central Mexico, is said to be the oldest continuously occupied town in all of North America.
Cholula is a religious center, but the town has plenty of secular attractions as well, starting with the Zocalo, a large shady park that is surrounded by restaurants and stores.
www.usatoday.com /travel/destinations/2005-11-14-cholula-mexico_x.htm   (1278 words)

 Cholula | Planeta
The rhythm of life in Cholula provides a contrast to the city of Puebla which is choked with traffic during the day and not wholly comfortable by night – with parts of the center dark and deserted and most of the action going on along Avenida Juárez.
Before, you would get to Cholula and no one knew if there was a tourism office, but would kindly point you in the direction of the Gran Pirámide de Cholula, the world's largest in volume.
Because the Indian nobility of Cholula – or Chollollan, as it was before – was converted in the first wave of the new colonial order they were allowed certain privileges, such as wearing western clothing, riding horses and using the title of “Don”.
www.planeta.com /planeta/05/0506cholula.html   (921 words)

 History of Puebla and Cholula, Mexico
Cholula is therefore one of the oldest continuously- occupied cities in the western hemisphere, perhaps the oldest.
In any case, Cholula shrank in size when the Teotihuacán empire collapsed under the pressure of northern invaders around 600, no doubt being subject to the same forces.
After that, Cholula was taken over by Putún Maya, also known as Olmeca-Xicalanca because of their association with a place called Xicalanco, which still exists near Ciudad del Carmen.
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 Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association
The temple at Cholula flourished after the decline of Teotihuacán in 650 C.E. Outside the pyramid is a large plaza where human sacrifices occurred.
Cholula now became a center for commerce and the pyramid was where buying and selling took place.
The worship of Tláloc was moved from this old Cholula pyramid to a new temple which was located in the center of present-day Cholula.
www.lacea.org /conferences/lacea2003/aboutcholula.htm   (963 words)

 Cholula Hot Sauce - FAQ
Cholula’s special blend of red peppers, piquin peppers and spices is a zesty and intriguing complement to all your favorite foods or in your signature recipes.
Pequin peppers, used in the delicate yet robust potion that is Cholula, ranks 3,600 Scoville units on the scale.
Cholula Hot Sauce is made in Chapala, which is a one hour drive from the city of Guadalajara, a five hour drive from Mexico City, a four hour flight from Los Angeles, 1,000 miles from Dallas, TX and a long way from New York City.
www.cholula.com /nagging.html   (434 words)

 The Congress of the Americas - Universidad de las Américas, Puebla, Mexico   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Puebla is one of the oldest colonial cities in México, while Cholula (where UDLA is located) is one of the oldest continually habitated places of the Americas.
Cholula claims to be the oldest continuously inhabited city in the hemisphere -- certainly for 2500 years.
The population of Cholula has a very heavy representation of indigenous people who resolutely have kept many of their own pre Spanish customs.
www.ipsonet.org /congress/5/about_puebla.html   (1095 words)

 Cholula - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
The city of Cholula is divided into two municipalities, San Andrés Cholula and San Pedro Cholula.
Cholula is located at 19.06° N 98.31° W, about 15 km west of the city of Puebla, at an approximate elevation of 2135 meters (about 7000 ft) above sea level.
Cholula, History, Great Pyramid of Cholula, Etymology, Modern Cholula, External links, Alternative meanings and Cities in Puebla.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Cholula   (590 words)

The Great Pyramid of Cholula, at 425 meters square at the base and 60 meters high, is larger in volume than the great pyramids of Egypt.
Cholula was an Aztec city of about 100.000 inhabitants when the Spanish arrived in 1519.
Cholula is now a town of about 40.000 people, laid out on a rectangular grid conforming with the orientation of the Great Pyramid.
www.shawnk.com /mexico/cholul.htm   (803 words)

 Cholula   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Cholula is located in the state of Puebla, Mexico.
The Great Pyramid of Cholula is the largest pyramid ever constructed anywhere in the world.
Thousands of people died and many of the people of Cholula see the dogs as sacred and believe that they carry the souls of their lost ancestors.
pubpages.unh.edu /~jpclay/cs403/project/cholula.html   (544 words)

 Hot Sauce - Cholula Mexican Hot Sauce 5 oz.
Cholula Hot Sauce made for three generations by the same family in Jalisco, Mexico, Cholula's special blend of red peppers, piquin peppers and spices have a unique flavor and aroma unlike anything you've ever experienced before.
Cholula Hot Sauce simple recipe - when brought together and aged with the greatest care and attention - produces the incredibly pungent, fiery hot sauce that has become beloved the world over.
Cholula diseño su tapadera de madera y envase con un diseño especial para representar el cuidado y tradición de calidad del artesano de México.
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 Mexican Food Distributors - Novamex / Cholula Hot Sauce - The Flavorful Fire
Cholula developed the wooden cap and custom bottle shape to represent the care and quality tradition of Mexican artisanship.
Cholula is made from a special blend of red peppers, piquin peppers, salt and spices which give a unique flavor and aroma unlike anything you've ever experienced before.
The distribution of Cholula is handled by the Foodservice division of Novamex.
www.novamex.com /cholula.sstg   (324 words)

 Cholula on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The site of the famous Teocali de Cholula, a pre-Columbian pyramid of great antiquity, the city was an old Toltec center and, when the Spanish came, was an Aztec sacred city devoted to the worship of Quetzalcoatl.
Suspecting native insurrection, Hernán Cortés destroyed the city in 1519; from 5,000 to 10,000 people were killed in the massacre of Cholula.
Cortés then vowed to build a church for each of the 400 Aztec shrines; 70 were in fact built, one atop the pyramid.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/C/Cholula.asp   (331 words)

 Cholula Pyramid - Total Eclipse of the Sun, Puebla, Mexico   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
There before me were several thousand people each in their own way waiting to see the moon obliterate the sun and darken the sky.
Where the sky was normally deep purple at its zenith, it glowed with the golden luminosity of a halo, and where it was normally bright yellow at the horizon, it was now deep magenta mixed with purple.
the brilliant sunset silhouetted the church steeples of Cholula against the sky as their bells tolled all at once in a cacophony of celebration.
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 Tour By Mexico ® - Cholula in Puebla State, Mexico
Cholula is characterized by its catholic temples, built over pre-Colombian monuments by the Spaniards, such as the enormous Pyramid in which tunnels
Another important construction in Cholula is the Royal Chapel (Capilla Real) which has 49 domes.
Among Cholula main handicrafts are the hand woven textiles and glazed pottery.
www.tourbymexico.com /puebla/cholula/cholula.htm   (135 words)

 Cholula Puebla Mexico Photographs by Bill Bell
Cholula, early morning, I drag my self out of bed and look out the window at the empty Las Americas Trailer Park...its going to be a sunny day.
The Great Pyramid of Cholula is noted for being the largest of its kind in Mexico, larger not only than Teotihuacán's Pyramid of the Sun but also far more massive than the Egyptian pyramids in terms of volume.
Cholula at one time had a church for every day of the year.
www.ontheroadin.com /losgalleria/prehispanic/cholula.htm   (647 words)

 FAMSI - John Pohl's Mesoamerica - Cholula
CHOLULA (circa A.D. Cholula is not only the oldest continuously occupied ceremonial center in the western hemisphere, but in some respects, one of the most enigmatic.
Between A.D. 1150 and 1500, Cholula became the predominate economic and political center in the central highlands.
Its authority was derived from the cult of Quetzalcoatl, in whose name two priests entitled the nobility of all Toltec kingdoms by conferring them with the title Tecuhtli or “Lineage Head.” The rituals were carried out at a central ceremonial precinct now buried beneath the church of San Miguel in the center of the city.
www.famsi.org /research/pohl/sites/cholula.html   (375 words)

 Massacre at Cholula - Conquest of Mexico
Then he ordered a musket to be fired, which was the signal we had agreed on; and they received a blow they will remember for ever, for we killed many of them, and the promises of their false idols were of no avail.
In fact, Cholula was said to have a pyramid for every day of the year.
Cholula is the site of the largest pyramid in the world, Tepanapa.
thedagger.com /archive/conquest/cholula.html   (508 words)

 Cholula   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Cholula de Rivadabia, commonly called Cholula, is a town in central Mexico, located in the state of Puebla, on the plateau of Anáhuac, approximately 2135 m (about 7000 ft) above sea level, to the south of Mexico City.
Around 1500, Cholula was the Aztec sacred city devoted to worship of the legendary ruler Quetzalcoatl.
The town is considered by some to be a cultural center and famous for a pre-Columbian pyramid as well as the churches that occupy sites on which native temples once stood.
www.realtyinmexico.com /Cholula.htm   (115 words)

 Cholula   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Among them is Cholula, a place with enough merits to be classified among the big cities of the Ancient Mexico, and to receive, with justice, the tittle of Tollan, reserved to the principal urban centres of the Altiplano, as Teotihuacan, Tenochtitlan and Tula.
With they Cholula shared the capacity to congregate people, to irradiate influence and to belong a prestige that exceeded its frontiers.
Located in a zone of obliged passage to peregrines of different regions, it became a big commercial centre and a primordial sanctuary of the inhabitants of the centre of Mexico.
www.inaoep.mx /~sole/turismo/Puebla/Cholula.html   (143 words)

 Geological Society of America - 2004 Penrose Conference - Neogene-Quaternary Continental Margin Volcanism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
All participants will be encouraged to present posters on their current research related to the topics of the meeting and significant time will be devoted to view and discuss these.
Metepec, and the nearby cities of Atlixco, Cholula, and the city of Puebla offer a variety of cultural attractions.
Cholula is the site of the largest (by volume) pyramid in Mexico (www.logicnet.com.mx/~zac450/cholul_e.html).
www.geosociety.org /penrose/04-neogene.htm   (761 words)

 Cholula Hot Sauce - Recipes
Cholula is the flavor all your favorite dishes need to make them distinctly yours.
Always have Cholula ready as a condiment - but don't be afraid to try something new!
Entrees, Soups and Sides, Appetizers, Drinks Cholula is the flavor all your favorite dishes need to make them distinctly yours.
www.cholula.com /recipes.html   (570 words)

 MEXICO Lugares y Atractivos Cholula   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Due to a simple view of the hill and a yellow church on the hill top, it is hard to believe that this once was the largest pyramid (in regards to extension) in Mexico.
In the outer part, there are ruins of ceremonial places, and wide stairs leading to the Temple of Nuestra Señora de los Remedios, from where you can view the whole town, with the Volcano Popocatepetl in the background.
Cholula is also famous by its churches; it is said that it has 365 temples, one for each day of the year.
mx.gotolatin.com /Attr/htm/Mexico-Cholula.asp   (318 words)

 Reports Submitted to FAMSI - Patricia Plunket - Dating Cholula, Mexico
The Postclassic inhabitants of Cholula built new houses directly on top of this sandy layer, and in general it can be used to divide the Classic and Postclassic in the area.
Although these pits undoubtedly form part of one or more Middle Formative residences along the shores of the swamp, structural elements have been damaged or destroyed by plowing and construction activities, and all that remains are materials contained in pits excavated into the sterile subsoil.
The ceramics recovered from these bell-shaped pits are the earliest with archaeological provenience for Cholula, and they extend the occupation of the area back to the beginning of the Middle Formative (Figure 10, shown below, and Figure 11).
www.famsi.org /reports/02042/section03.htm   (2199 words)

 Cholula - Mexico Boutique Hotels Destinations
One of the most important religious and educational centers in ancient Mesoamerica, Cholula, which means “place of those who fled,” is the oldest continually inhabited city in the northern hemisphere.
In a valley flanked by four volcanoes 12 km (7.5 miles) north of Puebla, the bustling capital of the state of the same name, 111 km (69 miles) east of Mexico City and 365 km (227 miles) southeast of Guadalajara, Cholula is in Puebla’s archaeological zone.
Cholula enjoys year-round, spring-like weather, the climate ideal for getting involved in outdoor activities and for taking in the local culture, architecture and scenery.
www.mexicoboutiquehotels.com /mexico/destinations/cholula.html   (996 words)

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