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Teotihuacan



Introduction of Teotihuacan
Ruined city in Mexico state, 30 mi NE of MexicoCity, central Mexico. An ancient religious and commercialcenter, it is the largest and most impressiveurban site of ancient America, covering some eightsquare miles. Dating from the second century a.d.,the city was planned formally at the start of the Christianera, though little is known of the origins of itsinhabitants or of the extent of their political power.Archaeological evidence has revealed that the peopleof Teotihuacan had a complex religious system and had developed sculpture to a high degree. The citywas sacked and burned by the Toltec c. a.d. 750.Extensive ruins remain, including the vast Pyramid ofthe Sun, the largest and highest pyramid in Mexico.Ruined city in Mexico state, 30 mi NE of MexicoCity, central Mexico. An ancient religious and commercialcenter, it is the largest and most impressiveurban site of ancient America, covering some eightsquare miles. Dating from the second century a.d.,the city was planned formally at the start of the Christianera, though little is known of the origins of itsinhabitants or of the extent of their political power.Archaeological evidence has revealed that the peopleof Teotihuacan had a complex religious system and had developed sculpture to a high degree. The citywas sacked and burned by the Toltec c. a.d. 750.Extensive ruins remain, including the vast Pyramid ofthe Sun, the largest and highest pyramid in Mexico.

Teotihuacan Images