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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

TEOTIHUACÁN, MEXICO, INSTEAD OF THE GODS

Teotihuacan , which in Nahuatl means " The City of the Gods" or " The place where gods are made " , is one of the most stunning locations in Mexico and the world, being the site where the spiritual and material knowledge Mesoamerican peoples , the highest expression generated architectural and artistic urban America. Teotihuacan 's history begins around the year 600 BC, when some of the small farming villages of the Valley of Mexico began to specialize in the manufacture of various products , which eventually began exchanging with neighboring peoples and for the year 200 BC these peoples settled in the area contributing their respective philosophies and expertise in jewelry making , pottery , tools, etc. . , which generated a great commercial and
cultural ferment that with the passing of the years , motivate the influence of culture Teotihuacan is extended to all corners of Mesoamerica.

 As shown by the high degree of civilization that reached that culture today remain some of the most impressive pre-Hispanic buildings in the world, as the Pyramid of the Sun ( the second largest in Mexico ) , the Pyramid of the Moon , the Temple of Quetzalcoatl , among others , all aligned around a large avenue of over 2 kilometers which has taken to calling " the Street of the Dead " because of the large number of smaller pyramids in their path , which first led to believe archaeologists in the area that it was mausoleums . Also in this archaeological site is a large number of palaces like Quetzalpapalotl and several well-preserved murals narrate a very refined and beautiful the way you see the world in this culture, it disappeared mysteriously, apparently by a series of climatic and social factors led to his fall from the eighth century AD The impressive archaeological site of Teotihuacan is located north of Mexico City and is accessible via the road to Pachuca . As in Cuicuilco or Chichen Itza in this archaeological festivals are held on the spring equinox .

  LOCATION

Teotihuacan THE LOCATED IN THE STATE OF MEXICO, APPROXIMATELY 40 MILES NORTHEAST OF THE CITY OF MEXICO, FROM WHERE YOU CAN GET THROUGH MEXICO-PACHUCA FREEWAY, GOING BY INSURGENTS AVENUE NORTH ACCESS FROM THERE ALSO hIGHWAYS, ECATEPEC-pYRAMIDS, MEXICO-TUXPAN AND NORTH ARCO, BEYOND THE MEXICO-TEOTIHUACÁN FREE CARRTETERA