Thursday, June 14, 2007

Mexico 2: Teotihuacan

Teotihuacan, an ancient monument of the Aztec empire is located some 40km outside of Mexico City. It was a city built almost 2000 years ago.

The Pyramid of the Sun.

When the Spanish arrived in the New World, they defeated the pre-hispanic people with their more superior weapons. To build their own colony, the Spanish destroyed a lot of the buildings and monuments of the ancient world. Those ancient relics that still exist today is only but a fraction of the glorious days of the legendary tribes of Aztec and Mayans. Teotihuacan can be considered to be relatively unscathed and to be one of the most important buildings of the ancient world today. Teotihuacan is now part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

View from the top of the Pyramid of the Sun after climbing up the steep steps of the pyramid.

Along the Avenue of the Dead, other ruins of the city can be seen.

The Pyramid of the Moon. Climbing to the top is restricted, due to the presence of the much steeper steps.

Like any tourists spots, there will be many selling souvenirs. Unlike in Canada or America, Mexicans solicit.

A Mexican Policewoman seating at the foot of the Pyramid of the Sun.

The stones used to build the pyramids.

To protect the ancient buildings, high heels are not allowed in some parts of the city.

Ancient drawings.

Mexican kids at Teotihuacan.

The wonders of the ancient world.



Anonymous dev! said...

are u plagarizing?

19/6/07 10:30  

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