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 (tā′ə-tē′wä-kän′, tĕ′ō-)
An ancient city of central Mexico northeast of present-day Mexico City. Its ruins include the Pyramid of the Sun and the Temple of Quetzalcoatl.
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(ˌteɪ oʊˌti wɑˈkɑn)

the ruins of an ancient city in central Mexico, near Mexico City, fl. a.d. c200–c750.
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100 BC–AD 750 The Teotihuacáns built an enormous city inhabited from about AD 400 and organized as a metropolis from about the beginning of the Christian era. The city included two outstanding temoles-pyramids, dedicated to the Sun and the Moon respectively. Little is known about Teotihuacán culture. They farmed and irrigated the land, and set up trading posts with Mayans. The city was sacked and burned by invading Toltecs in about AD 650.
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Archaeologists have confirmed the existence of a hidden tunnel leading to a chamber deep underneath the Pyramid of the Moon, the massive temple located in the ancient city of Teotihuacan, near what is now Mexico City.
Archaeologists in Mexico discovered a chamber and a mysterious tunnel beneath the Pyramid of the Moon in the ancient city of Teotihuacan, located near Mexico City, reports said Monday.
These alternative sites include the Pyramid of the Moon and the Sun and The Royal Ruins of the Lord of Sipan.
Or near to Mexico city is Teotihuacan, famous for the Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon.
On the other side of the Citadel, or civic complex, the Pyramid of the Moon was built.
The 'street' is really a series of gradually elevated platforms that terminates in the Plaza of the Pyramid of the Moon. At the midway point, and on the east side of the Street of the Dead, lies Teotihuacan's largest structure, the Pyramid of the Sun, its summit positioned due south of its lunar counterpart and in line with the distant mountain, Cerro Patlachique.
And if burial chambers such as those found in the nearby Pyramid of the Moon are discovered, they could reveal whether the society was ruled by a single person or a government of several leaders.
To do the place justice takes four or five hours and encompasses physical climbs up the Pyramid of the Moon and Pyramid of the Sun divided by the Avenue of the Dead.
Miguel Angel Nieves, a young custodian whose father worked rebuilding the Pyramid of the Moon in the 1960s, exalted the prices and the products.