Teotihuacan Essay

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Teotihuacan is an Aztec term meaning “place where gods were born”. The City itself has been around for centuries and at its peak, in the ancient world held over 150,000 inhabitants. The place was also mysteriously abandoned in 700 A.D. It is home to some of the largest pyramids in the world, for example the Pyramid of the Sun. (Ivan, 2012)
Located in Teotihuacan is The Pyramid of the Sun and it is one of the largest structures built in the ancient world and is currently the third largest pyramid in the world. It stands over
230 ft. (70 m) high with six platforms. The pyramid was amazingly built all by hand without metal tools or pack animals. The pyramid was also very important culturally to the people of the city because it almost acted as
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The city was already in ruins before the Aztecs came in the 14th century. (Teotihuacan Guide, 2014)
The location of the city was one of the biggest things that helped it flourish into a New
World power. Teotihuacan is located in the state of Mexico and is about 25 miles away from
Mexico city. The geography of the location of the city was very important to the people that lived there.(Teotihuacan Guide, 2014) A mineral called Mica is in abundance in the location and is found in almost every building located there.(Ivan, 2012) Teotihuacan also had running water and a network of sewers because of its canalized river.(Teotihuacan Guide, 2014)
The city of Teotihuacan was and still is today a place of magnificence in Architecture,
Geography, and Culture. The Pyramid of the Sun is a feat in engineering, being only built entirely without tools, only by hand and the Location of the city is unmatched and helped the city prosper. Now people come from all over the world to reminisce and see for there own eyes the magnificence of the city and get a glimpse of what it once was.(Teotihuacan Guide, 2014)
Teotihuacan may have a mystery of its people but it is no mystery that the city is strikingly complex and
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