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 246 feet high. To this day The Pyramid of the Sun is the third largest pyramid in the world.

The Pyramid of the Sun, is not only venerated for its sheer size, but also for its religious and cultural influence. During the height of Aztec political power, The Pyramid of the Sun was considered an important religious base, a structure that represented the power and glory of the Aztec gods. Constructed to worship the sun god Huitzilopochtil, The Pyramid of the Sun was a site of ritual, sacrifice, and social gathering. To this day worshipers continue to make pilgrimages to this sacred historical site.

 

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