Located just outside the city of Tlaxcala, Mexico lies an archaeological site called Cacaxtla that was home to a group of warrior merchants who set up shop to control the flow of goods from the central valley of Mexico. The site contains an unusually large quantitiy of well preserved murals from the Late Classic period. The murals depict a very brutal group of merchants that display characteristics of central Mexican groups and Maya culture from the far south.
The site is far from any other major attractions, but it is so interesting that it should become a major draw unto itself.
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