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Posts Tagged ‘Teotihuacan’

Teotihuacan art (Kultur)

Category: Art

History of the city Teotihuacan

Category: Articles

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 […]

Ancient Teotihuacan Civilization

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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 […]

Archaeologists found a tunnel in Teotihuacan located below the Temple of the Feathered Serpent

Category: News reports

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 […]

Teotihuacan (Central Mexico)

Category: Cities

Sun pyramid was the Axis Mundi for Teotihuacan culture

Category: News reports

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.

Teotihuacan could have been governed by 4 rulers

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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. “The […]

National Museum of Anthropology is preparing for “Teotihuacan, City of Gods”

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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, […]