Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Cholula, an old city of Mexico, once the capital of a small independent state, stands on the plateau of Anahuac or Puebla, 60 miles S.E. of Mexico, on the way to Vera Cruz, at an elevation of 7,000 feet above the sea. At the time of the Spanish invasion it was known as Chololan, and was the thriving centre of religion, possessing a noble temple of the god Quetzacoatl, built on a pyramid 160 ft. high; the spot is still venerated, being dedicated to the Virgin as the healer of sickness. In 1519 Cortez massacred and pillaged the city, which has now but a small population mostly of Indians.