Monday, February 27, 2017

Mexico's Teotihuacan ... the city of pyramids

Teotihuacan means "the place where the gods were created" ... that the name the Aztecs gave the place when they first saw the city and stood there awe-struck at the size and beauty of the place. 

We have yet to discover the original builders of this city full of imposing pyramids. There are three main pyramids, the Pyramid of the Sun, the Pyramid of the Moon and the Temple of the Feathered Serpent (Quetzalcoatl).

This marvellous site whose secrets, including the identity of the peoples who actually built the pyramids and lived  in the city thousands of years ago, remains a mystery.  Archeologists and researchers are still trying to figure out the actual age of  the city and there are several who say the more accurate dating will go back perhaps thousands of years than the previous estimation of  between 900-1150 CE. 

It wasn't the Aztecs who were the builders, the Aztecs found the city, mostly intact ... but without its rightful occupants

Pics from my vacation in Mexico.

If you want to know more about Teotihuacan, below a couple of sites worth visiting
Aztec History

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