Posts Tagged ‘Teotihuacan’
History of the city is divided into 6 phases, stages of development: Patlachique, Tzacualli, Miccaotli, Tlamimilolpa, Xolalpan and Metepec. This division is based on stratigraphic data and on the characteristics of ceramic styles of different time periods. However, we are not sure for the precise definition of temporal boundaries of these phases due to the […]
Sometime around 100 ВС, twenty-eight miles from where today we find Mexico City, construction began on the spectacular city of Teotihuacan. This city was so advanced that it had drainage canals, narrow parallel streets, town squares, temples, and towering pyramids. Temples found here, were decorated with fabulous stone sculptures and amazing art fresco paintings. The […]
After 8 months, archaeologists of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) have located, 12 meters below, the entrance to the tunnel that leads to galleries under the Feathered Serpent Temple, in Teotihuacan, where rests of rulers of the ancient city might have been deposited. In a tour made by to site today with […]
Mexico, INAH, july 24, 2009. Sun Pyramid was the axis mundi for Teotihuacan culture, a space from which celestial and underworld levels were accessed symbolically. The four directions of the universe parted from here as well, and this scheme was adopted later by Tolteca and Mexica societies when drafting their ceremonial centers.
Mexico, INAH, july 19, 2009. A century after modern exploration of Teotihuacan began, debate about the Mesoamerican city focuses on its government system, which according to a line of investigation supported, among other experts, by Dr. Linda Manzanilla, could have had a corporative character and not have been ruled by dynasties, as was thought. вЂњThe […]
INAH, Mexico City, April 03, 2009. After the acceptance that “Czars. Art and Culture of the Russian Empire” had, receiving 300,460 visits, the National Museum of Anthropology (MNA) is preparing to welcome “Teotihuacan, City of Gods”, the international exhibition lodged until January 2009 at Nave Lewis precinct in Parque Fundidora, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. Czars’ exhibition, […]