Friday, February 28, 2014

Teotihuacan - MEXICO - UNESCO #414

The second card I got from Mexico shows one of the most famous Pre-Hispanic constructions. The Pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacan is the central building in a sacred city that is still a big mystery... when the Aztecs arrived to this place, they found the city already built and deserted, so they believed it was erected by the Gods (according to some crazy guys in the History Channel, aliens are also a possibility!). Thank you very much Irene for this amazing double swap, I would love to climb those steps (I've visited Chichen-Itza and Tulum in 2010 and felt the magic of such places). So, after this 2 awesome cards, my collection grows to 315 WHS, only 666 (the number of the beast) to the end. This postcard took 18 days to arrive!
  
UNESCO #414 - Pre-Hispanic City of Teotihuacan - MEXICO
 
The holy city of Teotihuacan ('the place where the gods were created') is situated some 50 km north-east of Mexico City. Built between the 1st and 7th centuries A.D., it is characterized by the vast size of its monuments – in particular, the Temple of Quetzalcoatl and the Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon, laid out on geometric and symbolic principles. As one of the most powerful cultural centres in Mesoamerica, Teotihuacan extended its cultural and artistic influence throughout the region, and even beyond.


 

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