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Aztec Empire
used in The Picture of Dorian Gray - 20 chapter version

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civilization that ruled what is now Mexico between 1000 and 1519 when they were conquered by Cortes
  • ...can be heard, it is said, at a distance of three leagues; the _teponaztli_, that has two vibrating tongues of wood, and is beaten with sticks that are smeared with an elastic gum obtained from the milky juice of plants; the _yotl_-bells of the Aztecs, that are hung in clusters like grapes; and a huge cylindrical drum, covered with the skins of great serpents, like the one that Bernal Diaz saw when he went with Cortes into the Mexican temple, and of whose doleful sound he has left us so...
    Chapter 11 (40% in)

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