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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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Ed Roberson and Andrew Welsh, Teotihuacan, Mexico, 1971.
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Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum visited Teotihuacan City during his recent tour of Mexico.
There are plenty of ruins in central or southern Mexico, such as the Teotihuacan, Monte Alban or the Tajin.
The spheres, covered in pyrite, or fool's gold, are interesting on their own but the fact that they were found deliberately buried under a pyramid in the ancient city of Teotihuacan, once the most populated city in the world, has led some to call it an "unprecedented discovery."
"When one thinks about massive sacrificial skulls, Templo Mayor, Tenochtitlan or the Quetzalcoatl pyramid in Teotihuacan comes to mind.
Much of the latest article focuses on a particular site in Teotihuacan, situated north of Mexico City.
And in the case it detailed, Walmart paid more than $200,000 in bribes to build a supermarket in the ancient city of Teotihuacan, near the town's famed step pyramids.