Teotihuacán ancient city in Mexico
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Teotihuacán, Mexico

The City of the Gods – Mexico

Teotihuacán, was the most important and largest city of pre-Aztec central Mexico, located about 30 miles (50 km) northeast of modern Mexico City.

At its apogee (c. 500 CE), it encompassed some 8 square miles (20 square km) and supported a population estimated at 125,000–200,000, making it, at the time, one of the largest cities in the world.

Who built Teotihuacan? Answer: The Aztecs 

Before the Aztec’s defeat by the Spanish in 1521, they lived in the Mexican Valley between the 12th and 16th centuries. Their cultural influences spread throughout Mesoamerica and ruled through complex trade networks and warfare.

Music: ‘Net Worth’ by Pleasant Pictures Music Club

Teotihuacán was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1987.

Who came first the Aztecs or the Mayans? Answer: Mayans are the older people and were around a thousand years before the Aztecs. Aztecs were the dominant culture in Mexico before Cortez’s arrival in the 1500s. 

This is the second article in my new Discover Mexico Series. If you didn’t see the first article about Palenque, the ancient Maya city, you can click here.

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Daniela is an architecture and landscape photographer based in Sydney, Australia. In her blog, she likes to share her experience and her thoughts about the creative process in photography hoping to inspire and encourage others to improve their craft and grow as artists.