Thursday, May 01, 2008

Spectacular Teotihuacan

Well as some of you may know, I was in Mexico city with my university roomate (Rafael) last week for the Dream Theater concert. Fortunately I had the chance to visit some of the sites such as Teotihuacan and the National Museum of Anthropology (next post). Teotihuacan is huge... I mean its just crazy... at the time the Europeans arrived in the Americas, Teotihuacan was twice the size of London and Significantly biger than Rome. As with all Meso-american sites, all that remains is just a small percentage of what was, but what remains of Teotihucan (even in ruins) is simply incredible. I hope you enjoy the pics.

View of Temple of the Moon as seen from the Temple of the Sun

Feathered Serpent head representing Quetzalcoatl and the planet Venus

Pyramid of the sun, viewed from an adjacent courtyard

Panoramic view of plaza and "calzada de los muertos" in front of the pyramid of the Moon

Mural depicting a Jaguar

Small temple which clearly depicts Teotihuacan architecture

Colum in temple to Quetzalpapalotl

Serpent head guarding temple

Interior coutryard at Quetzalpapalotl´s palace

Sexy hair!

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