The Majesty of Teotihuacán

Centuries before the Aztecs ruled Mexico at Tenochtitlan, there was another ancient city that rose up with temples and pyramids that extended to the stars. The grand city of Teotihuacán emerged on the outskirts of what is now Mexico City beginning in the 1st Century AD and reaching its peak in the 7th Century AD. That was many, many centuries before the Aztecs built their vast empire.

When you first arrive at the Tetihuacán, you will be astounded at the immensity of it all. It is here near the entrance that you begin walking along the 2km long “Avenue of the Dead”. This was like an ancient version of the Champs-Élysées but with temples instead cafés.

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There are two main temples here and you are allowed to climb them both. They are the Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon. I was standing on the Pyramid of the Moon in this shot. This is where the boulevard ends and from up here you can gaze out over this massive city built so long ago. So who were the mysterious builders of Teotihuacán? Archeologists have not figured it out yet. Despite having a population of over 100,000 at one point, most of the city was mysteriously burned down in the 7th century. All that is left are the great temples to the stars.

Click photo for a big surprise

No, that is not a photo of the Grand Tlatoani who ruled over Teotihuacán. It’s just yours truly pretending to be.

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Nadya's Side Of The RoadJune 1, 2013 - 10:00 am

I dream to visit this place. I love ancient mystery! : ) Beautiful photos. HDR?

PixamundoJune 1, 2013 - 7:02 pm

I highly recommend you visit. The top photo is HDR. The bottom is not. You can tell the difference by looking at the the skies.

Denise LugoJuly 6, 2013 - 2:22 pm

The city of the ancient gods-Teotihuacán….

Pedro PootAugust 15, 2013 - 7:51 pm

The place where the gods are born. wonderful picture, congrats pixamundo.

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