Thursday, 21 January 2016

Teotihuacan - 30 Miles North East of Mexico City

Teotihuacan - 30 Miles North East of Mexico City is a very little is known about the people who lived in the city of Teotihuacan.About 30 miles northeast of Mexico City, it was the greatest city in the Western Hemisphere before the 1400s, the Mayans, and the Aztecs. The Aztecs, after discovering the city, named it Teotihuacan, “the place where god were created.”The ruins of Teotihuacan archaeological site are among the most remarkable in Mexico. The Aztecs believed that the gods created the universe in this ancient city that once flourished as the epicenter of culture and commerce during Mesoamerica's Classic period. Located about 50 km (30 miles) north of Mexico City makes an ideal day trip for history and anthropology buffs.

The site was inhabited from around 200 B.C. until its collapse almost one thousand years later. Teotihuacan is thought to have had a population of about 200 thousand inhabitants at its peak. This ancient site is enveloped in mysteries that add to its intrigue and appeal. Experts do not know to what ethnic group the people of Teotihuacan belonged, nor what language they spoke. For this reason they are called Teotihuacanos. The name of the site, which means "place of the gods," comes from the Aztecs.By the time of the Aztec civilization, Teotihuacan had already been abandoned for hundreds of years, but the Aztecs considered it a sacred place full of myths and legends.

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