Teotihuacan in Mexico - ancient city and complex
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Teotihuacan, Mexico City, Mexico
Date of build
200 - 800
- Other building names: Teotihuacán
- Building type: Building complex, City
- Architectural style: Pre-Columbian
- Material: Stone
Height: 73 m (about) - Pyramid of the Sun.
- Area: 21 km²
Teotihuacan is an Aztec name meaning "place of gods", but the origins of this wonderful monument are due to the civilization much older. The city of Teotihuacan has been built with great craftsmanship. It had wide streets, monumental religious buildings, craftsmen's districts and numerous private houses.
The city was designed as a network of intersecting perpendicular lines. The main axis, running from north to south, is a 40-mile wide avenue, 2.3 km long, known as the Street of the Dead. On both sides there are temples and places of worship, and two pyramids tower above it: the Pyramid of the Moon from the north, or actually a few pyramids connected with each other with a total height of 46 m, and further to the south Pyramid of the Sun, at which the summit leads 248 degrees and, as it is now believed, it was 73 m high, it contained over 765000 m² materials.
In the city center there were two places of public gatherings, the so-called Citadel, a square platform with a side of 365 m, on which there is a pyramid - the Temple of Quetzalcoatl, and a large fortified square with two large bases.
It is estimated that the city's population ranged from 50,000 to 100,000, and even 200,000.
Official website: http://www.teotihuacanguide.com
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