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Teotihuacan is some 50 kilometers away from México City and one of most significant pre-Columbian archeological sites in Latin America.

Not only pyramids and temples, but in its time Teotihuacan was the city with the largest population in the Americas, multi-floor residential compounds, and an impressive ceremonial architecture.

A broad avenue (The Avenue of the Dead) runs through Teotihuacan over two kilometers, joining the residential and market areas in one extreme, with the Pyramid of the Moon in the other.

Teotihuacan’s construction started around the year 200BC, the city reached its peak around 400AD, and had completely collapsed around 700BC. As it happens with the Mayas, archeologists do not agree on the reasons of the city’s fall.

The photo shows the Plaza of the Moon, with the homonymous Pyramid in the background, at one of the ends of the Avenue of the Dead.

In the WS there is a photo of the Avenue, with the Pyramid of the Sun in the background. (Although not as tall as the pyramids in Egypt, because of their width, these pyramids are the largest after the Giza constructions).

As a side note, the photo was taken just before the rain season (after some months of drought) and with a close volcano having a little activity.

That meant very bad light conditions!

(Anyway… some more posts on Teotihuacan will follow)

Kind regards,
Carlos

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