Teotihuacan Case Study

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Most people refer to the buildings in the city of Teotihuacan as apartment compounds. This is because there are close to 2,000 compounds in the city that vary in social status and size. Among all the structures in the city, the three pyramids on the Avenue of the Dead, the Pyramid of the Moon, the pyramid of the Sun and the Temple of the Feathered Serpent stands out. Typical features of the side include single –storey structures and elevated base with steps, plus talud-tablero sloping support walls that appears in every religious building in Mesoamerica. For example: Chichen Itza, Yucatan; Palenque, Chiapas; and etc. The Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon were built for Tlaloc (god of rain and fertility), Chalchiuhtlicue (goddess

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