Teotihuacán. Huge.






            Teotihuacán, 'The place where the gods were created'.  It's about 50 km Northeast of Mexico City and was built between the 1st and 7th centuries, AD.  It was abandoned in 650 AD after it was destroyed by a fire.  For more details here is a great website for Teotihuacán

            Below is a link to see Teotihuacán via satellite.  After you open the page and see the satellite view you'll need to use the tool to the left of the page to pan down, then click anywhere on the screen and use your computers arrow keys to 'travel' north.  The green arrow is at the South end of the 'Avenue of the Dead'.  It is about one mile long and runs generally north to south.  As you go north you will see the Temple of Quetzalcoatl immediately to the right.  Follow the avenue north and you will see the Pyramid of the Sun on the right, and the Pyramid of the Moon at the North end of the avenue.  Here it is:

            Teotihuacán via Satellite

Click on the images for enlightenment.





A map to help find things from the satellite view if you like.

Avenue of the Dead, details.

This photo has absolutely nothing to do with Teotihuacan, it's just the direction I'm heading next and shows that there's tons to see.

I'll hit the main ruin sites on my way to Belize. Any suggestions??

Skull, decapitated.

Actually, decapitado.

Looking north from the south end of the Avenue of the Dead, from about about 200 yards north of where the green arrow is on the satellite view.

Standing on the west edge of the Citadel looking north.

Same place, looking east, at the Pyramid of the Feathered Serpent.

Same again, looking south.

Feathered Serpent Pyramid.

Museum of Anthropology's recreation of the largely eroded Feathered Serpent Pyramid.

Details from the Museum of Anthropology.

Details about the Citadel, difficult to read but basically said it's huge, religious, and dedicated to Quetzalcoatl.

Selling stuff on the side of the Avenue of the Dead.

BIG seller.

Details for the following picture.

Kitty cats. This is on the west side of the avenue.

Continuing north on the avenue.

Pyramid of the Sun

Pyramid of the Sun, again.

Info for Pyramid of the Sun.

Yeah, again.

Looks like it's still there.

Had enough?

Info for following photo.


Pyramid of the Moon.

Info for Pyramid of the Moon.

Looking SW from the first platform on the Pyramid of the Moon.

Looking south from the top of the Pyramid of the Moon.

More Moon info.

Most people don't know it but this whole thing was made by ants.