Teotihuacan located in the Mexico Valley and is one of the largest pre-Colombian city in the Mesoamerica and the Western Hemisphere. The Teotihuacan occupied central Mexica from around 100AD to 600AD. The Teotihuacan city was composed of many different temples, palaces, and apartment complex. Some of the major monuments of the Teotihuacan are the pyramids of the sun and the pyramid of the moon. As well as the Old Temple of Quetzalcoatl also known as the Feathered Serpent Pyramid. Identified by their unique burials and offerings, as well as their religious traditions and the political connotation amount the Teotihuacan population. An excavation conducted by Saburo Sugiyama (1989), explored the Temple of Quetzalcoatl in Teotihuacan Mexico.
Title: Teotihuacan – “The City of Gods”
General Purpose: To inform
Specific Purpose: At the end of my speech, the audience will be able to describe the setting of Teotihuacan, and explain the different activities that they can carry out there.
Central Idea: The rich heritage of Teotihuacan makes it an excellent destination for tourists.
Method of organization: Topical
I. Legend has it that at the beginning of time, Gods met in a city to plan the creation….
Pyramid of the Sun
Second largest structure in Mesoamerica
3rd largest pyramid in the world
Pyramid of the Moon
Exhibits the talud-tablero architectural structure that is usually seen in Teotihuacan culture
Pyramid of Quetzalcoatl
Sacred to the feathered serpent God, known as Quetzalcoatl
Shows some of the earliest representations of the Feathered Serpent, which is seen throughout Mesoamerica in different cultures
Palace of the Jaguars
-One of the most meaningful….
“Teotihuacan, located in the Basin of Central Mexico, was the largest, most influential, and certainly most revered city in the history of the New World, and it flourished in Mesoamerica's Golden Age, the Classic Period of the first millennium CE.” ("Teotihuacan."). 125,000-150,000 inhabitants occupied Teotihuacan at the height of its power around 450 C.E., and it was one of the largest ancient urban centers during its time. Teotihuacan is known for its modern city layout (grid pattern) that contains….
Teotihuacán was an ancient Mesoamerican city in Mexico. Teotihuacán gets its name from the Aztecs meaning “place for the Gods.” The ancient city thrived around 300-550 CE, but it began its era around 150 BCE and ended it in 600 CE spanning over 700 years. The city itself is about 30 miles from current day Mexico City. The city itself is over 20 square kilometers with a gridded layout and a walled exterior. The Avenue of the Dead outlines the length of the city, starting at the crop fields and pointing….
De Young Museum Visit and Teotihuacan Mural Gallery
In this response paper I seek to analyze the ethical, legal, and museological issues that surround the Teotihuacan Mural Gallery from the de Young Museum. The gallery is inside the Art of Americas section of the museum on the ground floor. A simple room, the Teotihuacan Mural Gallery is a dim lit space dim lit space that has large mural fragments along the walls, a bench in the center of the room, and a display stand featuring small fragment….
and the Teotihuacan cultures. Their artworks have helped us decipher the other artworks from other cultures before, during and after their times.
The Olmec culture is one of the oldest cultures in Mesoamerica. The Olmecs were known as one of the oldest cultures, as well as, the mother culture of Mesoamerican cultures and were estimated to be around from 1000 to 500 BC. The name Olmec comes from the Mexica cultures that came after. It was not the name that the people….
Murals of the City of the (Un)Known
This whole paper started with an amazing trip to the Denver Art Museum. The Teotihuacan section immediately caught my attention. This is where I discovered the “Mural of Xochipilla”. Had I known in the beginning how mysterious this piece of art was I would have moved on to another topic for this research paper. Many hours were spent trying to find information on the “Mural of Xochipilla” which yielded no information at all. Not even the museum could reveal….
Teotihuacan – also written Teotihuacán, with a Spanish orthographic accent on the last syllable – is an enormous archaeological site in the Basin of Mexico, containing some of the largest pyramidal structures built in the pre-Columbian Americas. Apart from the pyramidal structures, Teotihuacan is also known for its large residential complexes, the Avenue of the Dead, and numerous colorful, well-preserved murals. Additionally, Teotihuacan produced a thin orange pottery style that spread through Mesoamerica….
1 The city of Teotihuacán, which lay about 50 kilometers northeast of modern-day
Mexico City, began its growth by 200 –100 B.C. At its height, between about A.D.
150 and 700, it probably had a population of more than 125,000 people and covered
at least 20 square kilometers. It had over 2,000 apartment complexes, a great
market, a large number of industrial workshops, an administrative center, a number of
massive religious edifices, and a regular grid pattern of streets and buildings. Clearly….
the city of Teotihuacan, there are three pyramids, The Pyramid of the Sun, The Pyramid of the Moon, and the Temple of Quetzalcoatl which is also known as the Temple of the Feathered-Serpent.
The temple of Quetzalcoatl is a six-step pyramid, with a height of 72 Ft and a base area of 82,000 Ft (Teotihuacan). Additionally, the temple is the smallest pyramid, but the most important of the three.
Moreover, it is believed that the pyramid temple was built over existing structures (Teotihuacan). The platform….