The Social Dialogue of Teotihuacan

Discussing the past and current relevance of Teotihuacan, we must further explore the memory of Teotihuacan and the modern perception of the society that occupied this city and region. It is recognized that the inhabitants of Teotihuacan possessed a great knowledge of mathematics and science, leading to their ability to create such advanced architectural sites. Yet…

The Mathematics and Science Behind Teotihuacan’s Architecture

Analyzing the relevance of Teotihuacan as a historical site, it is important to consider  the cities religious Architecture and the effects that such architecture has on our current understanding of mesoamerican society and culture. One of the most fascinating aspects of Teotihuacan is the manner in which the city was built and the technology utilized….

Temple of the Sun:Part II

As mentioned before, the Temple of the Sun was a bastion of religious activity within indigenous and Mesoamerican societies. During Aztec rule, Teotihuacan and the Temple of the Sun became a site of holy pilgrimage and religious sacrifice. Yet we must ask ourselves why is the Temple of the Sun and the overall religious architecture…

Who Built Teotihuacan?

To this day the origins of Teotihuacan remain a mystery. Modern archeologists and historians alike are not certain who founded the city. It is agreed that around the year 300 BC, groups of indigenous peoples began forming urban centers in the southeastern area of Mesoamerica. The largest among these urban city centers was Teotihuacan. Although…

Pyramid of the Sun: Part I

Recognized as the largest pyramid in the city of Teotihuacan, The Pyramid of the Sun was an important religious monument for Aztec mysticism and religious traditionalism. The Pyramid of the Sun was build by the Aztec civilization in two specific stages, the second stage resulting in the creation of a structure 738 feet wide and…

Why Teotihuacan?

Located in the valley of Mexico, the city of Teotihuacan was one of the most architecturally advanced cities in Mesoamerica. Naturally the question arises why study Teotihuacan, and what justifies such a city to be considered a region of historical significance? To answer these questions we must examine the vast and nuanced history of Teotihuacan and analyze…