Did the Teotihuacan maintain great power by controlling the obsidian trade?

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Did the Teotihuacan maintain great power by controlling the obsidian trade?

Teotihuacan

The Mesoamerican city of Teotihuacan was one of the first major cities in the Old World, specifically in Mexico. Because of it's epic size and majesty, it was dubbed "The City of the Gods" by the Aztec peoples who came across the (abandoned) city in the c.14th century.

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The city of Teotihuacan's primary source of trade consisted of a variety of a volcanic rock-glass called obsidian (black, gold, and a rare green,...

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