Monday, April 10, 2017

The Mystery Still Remains

Its origins are still a mystery.

The Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon are located in the ancient Mesoamerican city of Teotihuacan, Mexico. 

It was one of the first great cities of the Western Hemisphere.

Built by hand, both pyramids were completed around 200-250 A.D.

The city of Teotihuacan is said to have supported a population of at least a hundred thousand. 

The Avenue of the Dead is a massive central road that runs through the city of Teotihuacan, connecting the Temple of the Sun and the Temple of the Moon. 

The Avenue of the Dead was once thought to be lined with tombs beneath it, but the low buildings that flank it are said to be palace residences.

The remains of animals and bodies were found buried inside of the temples. All of their heads had been lobbed off, and thought to be used as offerings of sacrifice to gods or sanctification for successive layers of the pyramid as it was built. 

It's still unclear why the city of Teotihuacan collapsed. 

There are many theories, but recent evidence showing the burnings were limited to the dwellings of the ruling class has lead to the theory that the poorer classes carried out an internal uprising. 

View of the Avenue of the Dead and the Pyramid of the Sun, from the Pyramid of the Moon
Me at the Temple of the Sun

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