Teotihuacan, definition and study; A-Z index of Cognitio.

Teotihuacan, was a pre-Columbian city in Mesoamerica located in the valley of Mexico about 40 kilometers from modern Mexico City.

Ancient Mexico

Ancient Mexico

Today it is one of the major Mesoamerican archaeological sites known for its imposing pyramids and valuable architecture. In addition to the aforementioned pyramids, Teotihuacan also appears important for its anthropological meaning due to its multi-family residential complexes, the “Avenue of the Dead” and for the small part of its lively murals which are exceptionally well preserved. The city is believed to have been founded around 100 BC, with the main monuments continuing to be built until around 250 AD. Teotihuacan, founded as a new religious center in the Mexican hills, soon became the largest and most populated city in the New World. At its peak, probably occurred around the first half of the first millennium AD, it was among the largest urban centers of the pre-Columbian Americas, with an estimated population of over 125,000 inhabitants, which made it at least the sixth largest city in the world of that ‘era. To contain this large population, multi-storey houses were built in the city that housed multiple families. The term “Teotihuacan” (or “Teotihuacano”) is also used to indicate the entire civilization and cultural society associated with the site. The city and the archaeological site are located in what is now the municipality of San Juan Teotihuacán in the federated state of Mexico, about 40 kilometers north-east of Mexico City. The site covers a total area of 83 square kilometers and was designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987. It is the most visited archaeological site in Mexico. The religion practiced in Teotihuacan was similar to that of other Central American civilizations. Many municipalities were worshiped such as the Feathered Serpent and the Rain God.

Feathered snake

Feathered snake

Teotihuacan was an important religious center, and probably the priestly class also exercised political power widely. As was the case in other cultures in the region, human sacrifices were practiced in Teotihuacan: during the excavation of the pyramids, the remains of both humans and animals offered as sacrifices to the gods were found. It is believed that when the buildings were built from scratch or enlarged, sacrifices were made to consecrate them. 

Quote by Alessandro Brizzi

If you look carefully at the image below, where a beautiful video will open for you … Can you imagine the beautiful city as a sort of airport? It seems to see a station where something lands, rather than an ancient city … It is truly disconcerting but at the same time amazing to imagine that once this ancient city could serve as a landing station for the spaceships Nephilim, Anunnaki, or why not for the same UFOs that we see unceasingly today. What do you think about it?

Teotihuacan, definition and study; A-Z index of Cognitio.

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Teotihuacan

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