Teotihuacan, Mexico

By: Zachary Berliner

Location of Teotihuacan

Teotihuacan is in southern part of Mexico. Also Teotihuacan, Mexico is located 30 miles northeast of Mexico City.

History of Teotihuacan

Nobody really knows who built Teotihuacan, the Aztecs found it when expanding their empire. Its name means "Place were Gods are born. Teotihuacan was one of the largest cities in the 1400s. Over 100,000 Aztecs lived in Teotihuacan and made it reach its peak in 100 B.C to 650 A.D. Teotihuacan was home to Mayan, Mixtec, and Zapotec cultures. The Aztec thought that the world would end with an earthquake so they brought prisoners here to be sacrificed to advert the "End of the World".


Teotihuacan is a wide open city. It has two temples the sun and moon temples. Teotihuacan has no military structures. It was completely hand made. The city had burnt down after an attack at Teotihuacan.


The Aztec thought the place was really sacred. They worshiped their gods in the temple of the moon and sun. They even sacrificed people to please the gods. They named the city the way it was because the thought the pyramid was were the gods were born. Since the city had burnt down the never found any writing system.

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