Teotihuacan, Mexico


In early first century CE, Teotihuacan was just a hamlet. Its population then grew as people from the Valley of Mexico began arriving there. With a larger labor force at its disposal, the local rulers grew richer and devised a master plan for a new city with the great building projects of the pyramids of the sun and the moon. The plan was inspired by the Aztec conception of the universe, and indeed, as the place where the universe itself originated. It also made Teotihuacan the grandest city in Mesoamerica during the Classic Period. (read more)

Pyramid of the Sun ...

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... closer

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View from top

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Temple remains

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Courtyard

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The Avenue of the Dead (93)

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Pyramid of the Moon (93)

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Architecture (93)

Teotihuacan architecture

 



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