Two hours from Mexico City one of the oldest pyramidal basements in the entire world is situated in what means “The City of the Gods”. Two-thousand-years-old city.
It still keeps some original painted murals.
And this is what I found fascinating about this second visit I made the past Monday:
- They were greatly influenced by their contemporaneous , the Mayan. They used their numeration system, some paintings in the walls, shared many of their gods (but with different names), used items developed by them like the rubber vulcanized ball, jade, sea shells, among other traded stuff.
- Women were more important than man because they meant fertility on earth.
- Both the Sun and the Moon pyramids resembled the two hills behind them in form. Just as in Machu Picchu.
- As in Chichén Itzá, the principal pyramid was built over a water spring. In the Sun’s pyramid it was used to offer sacrifices. The one in Kukulkan’s pyramid has just recently been discovered.
- the altar right in front of the Moon’s pyramid was used by the “Tlatoani” to speak to the city and it has such a great acoustic everyone as far as 100 meters could hear him if they were standing over ground level. I’ll show you a demonstration I was forced to make by my friend jaja.
- they had a sophisticated drainage system used for W.C.!!!!!! This is crazy cause only Mayan civilizations had this at this time in the history of the entire WORLD.
- They didn’t care much for the ecology as I thought, they were pretty wasteful and tear down tons of trees that later made the land dry and ran out of water and food because of this….. Many of the vegetation you get to see here is not the original, but you can see the original in a little garden INAH made to recreate the natural ecosystem back then.
- There’s a Japanese archeologist working for Tehotihuacan.
- They used obsidian as lenses to see the sun and analyze eclipses and other astronomical events.
Love this place, love my culture, love learning new things from Mexico’s history and links among prehispanic cultures. Después de esto debes visitar el Templo Mayor en el centro histórico y después recorrer la sala maya, Mexica y de Tehotihuacán del Museo de Antropología e Historia.