8 Mysterious Facts about Teotihuacan
Posted by Minqi on 02 August 2016
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Like many of the archaeological sites in Mexico, Teotihuacán guards secrets we have yet to unravel. The origins of Teotihuacán are uncertain, although it is thought some of the inhabitants arrived from the Valley of Mexico to the south as refugees from an eruption of the Xitle volcano. The eruption could have caused major devastation and forced the survivors in the region to seek a new place to settle. Construction of the city probably started in the first two centuries BC, and the civilization reached its high point between 350 and 650 AD. Teotihuacan was mysteriously abandoned in 700 A.D.
Here are just some of the mysterious facts about Teotihuacan:
1. One of the greatest mysteries of Teotihuacán is that no one knows where the huge population that lived here eventually ended up. It is as if they vanished without a trace.
2. Teotihuacan was one of the largest cities in the ancient world, with over 150,000 inhabitants at its peak.
3. At Teotihuacan, we can find some of the largest buildings ever erected in the New World.
4. Teotihuacan‘s city layout strangely resembles a computer circuit board with two large processor chips– the Sun Pyramid and the Moon Pyramid.
5. Archaeologists have found large quantities of Mica at Teotihuacan, yet this mineral is found 3,000 miles away in Brazil. Mica is present almost in every single building at Teotihuacan.
6. Archaeologists have discovered hundreds of mysterious, once-metallic spheres buried deep beneath an ancient pyramid in Mexico City. And we have absolutely no idea what they’re for.
7. Teotihuacan means City of the Gods but can also be interpreted as “the place where men become gods"
8. Along the “Avenue of the Dead” the pyramids align in perfect distance of each other and reflect the exact orbit of the planets.
Teotihuacan is the perfect place to marvel at the work, thoughts and ideas of ancient civilations. For more mysterious facts about the pyramids, enjoy the Turitour Pirámides which is included in your iVenture card!