These people were indigenous to Mesoamerica. After the decline of the city Teotihuac« n, in about 700 AD, they migrated south. Eventually they established the city of Chichen Itza. This became their capital and religious center. The Toltecs who lived in the north were conquered in the 12th century by invaders, while those in the south were eventually absorbed by the people they had originally conquered, the Maya. See Aztec.

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