Oldest Archaeologist Site in Mesoamerica
Where Is Teoticuacan
Who Considers This Sacred?
In 750 A.D. it burned hard. There was a attempt to destroy the city. It burned hard, and it was no more. There are many possible reasons for this destruction. One of these could of been an uprising within the city. Another could of been the breakout of a civil war. No matter how it was destroyed, the city burned, and it tragic.
Why is Teotihuacan Sacred
There are many reasons why Teotihuacan is considered sacred. First, the entire landscape is structured to be sacred with buildings looking like foothills. There are 600 pyramids in total. Each street is designed to be sacred. They actually called it "The City of the Gods" and sometimes "Where Men Become Gods".
Probably the most iconic sacred part of this site is the Pyramid of the sun. This was purposely built on top of a Natural Cave system with four chambers of Sacred Caves. They thought the caves were gateways to the spiritual world. What we have found here are remains of offerings to the gods. This leads us to believe rituals were performed in these caves.