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FR-EE Mexico City International Airport and Teotihuacan

Fernando Romero

America centrale | Mexico City

Less than an hour north of Mexico City, the city of Teotihuacán has become synonymous with pre-Colombian Mesoamerican spiritual and cosmologically oriented architecture. Built between the 1st and 7th centuries AD, the city was at its peak around 450 AD. With a population of over 125,000, Teotihuacán was the largest city in the continent and the sixth largest in the world. Characterized by the vast scale of its monuments, it comprised a mix of civic and spiritual centers, work areas and residential sectors. These latter included large upper class compounds and multi-story dwellings to support the city’s growing population. At the heart of the city lies Teotihuacán’s most famous architectural structure, the Pyramid of the Sun - the third largest pyramid in the world.

Teotihuacan’s main north-south artery, the...

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