In 1481, Tizoc replaced his brother Axayacatl, becoming the successor – leader of the Aztecs. Although Tizoc’s reign was relatively short, it was during his reign that Tizoc quelled the rebellion of the Matlatzincan peoples in the Toluca Valley; also the one who built the Great Pyramid at Tenochtitlan.
The Tizoc rulers made good on the ancient tradition of building pyramids to honor and worship their gods. Mesoamerican peoples built pyramids from about 1000 BC until the Spanish invasion in the early 16th century. Personalized Name Collingwood Magpies 3D Shirt. The best known Latin American pyramids include the Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon at Teotihuacán in central Mexico; Castillo in Chichén Itzá, Yucatan Peninsula; Great pyramid in the Aztec capital Tenochtitlan; Pyramids at Cholula; and the great temple at Cuzco of the Incas in Peru – Source: History Channel]. The reliefs show that Tizoc conquered 15 city-states. His short reign saw uprisings against his regime and how powerful he was to win and consolidate his empire.