1069-Teotihuacan – Mexico City

Teotihuacan was a pre-Columbian Mesoamerican city located 30 miles from Mexico City. It was established around 100 BC and continued until the 7th or 8th century AD. It was the largest city in preColumbian Americas with a popluation of 125,000 or more making it one of the largest cities in the world at that time.

Janine and I climbed both the temple of the Sun and Moon. Along the main avenue we could see the remains of housing structures and living quarters. A couple of years ago we visited Chichén Itzá in the Yucatan as well as numerous other temple sites. So we’ve pretty much seen the majority of Mexican cultures. Its worth seeing. Go someday.

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Taken from the Temple of the Sun

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Taken from the Temple of the Moon

DSCN1212Temple of the Sun in the distance.

DSCN1205Temple of the Sun.

DSCN1201Climbing the Temple of the Moon.

DSCN1200Housing for the priests.



DSCN1197Temple of the Moon.


DSCN1181Temple of the Sun topped with climbers.


DSCN1177Puma fresco.

DSCN1173Up the main avenue towards the Temple of the Moon.

DSCN1172Masonry work that built all of the structures.




DSCN1152Temple of the Moon taken from the top of the Temple of the Sun.


DSCN1147Hangin’ with the gods.


DSCN1139Temple of the Sun was very steep.