Courtesy of Alison Lehnherr-George

From: Alison Lehnherr-George
Teotihuacan, March 13, 2006

The Pyramids of Teotihuacan

Today we had some time to do a little sight-seeing. We went to the pyramids of Teotihuacan. The name of the city and the pyramids was given by the Aztecs, but they are not believed to be the people who built the city. In this picture, Dr. Greg Huey and I are only about half way up the Sun Pyramid. Behind us you can see the Moon Pyramid. Both pyramids were very tall and the view was amazing. Because of the high altitude here in Mexico City (about 7,000 ft or 2,000 m), it took us a long time to climb to the top and we were constantly out of breath. Throughout the city, we were able to climb through various ruins where the people used to live and work. I also crawled through some very small tunnels. Not much is known of the people who created and used to occupy this city or what happened to them. Overall, it was an amazing experience to walk through a city that at its height of activity used to be one of the largest in the world.

Teotihuacan Website

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