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Old 03-23-2008, 05:42 PM   #134
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Teotihuacán

Before returning to the DF we spent an afternoon at Teotihuacán, the ruins of the biggest pre-Columbian civilization in the western hemisphere. It reached its zenith between 150 and 450 AD but collapsed sometime during the 7th or 8th centuries. It was long abandoned by the time the Aztecs showed up in the 14th century.













A butterfly on top of the Pyramid of the Sun:



The city is staggeringly large. However, I thought the ruins at Monte Albán were more interesting, possibly because there were more plaques explaining the purpose of each building.
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