CALPHAD XLVII CONFERENCE | MAY 27TH - JUNE 1ST. 2018 | Juriquilla Hotel, Querétaro. México.
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Teotihuacan (in Nahuatl: “ place where men become gods” or “city of the gods”) is the name given to which was one of the largest pre-Hispanic cities in Mesoamerica inhabited by the Mexicas. The remains of the city are located to the northeast of the valley of Mexico, in the municipalities of Teotihuacán and San Martin of the Pyramids (state of Mexico), approximately 78 kilometers from the center of the City of Mexico. The area of archaeological monuments was declared Patrimony of the Humanity by UNESCO in 1987.
At its zenith, perhaps in the first half of the 1st millennium AD, Teotihuacan was the largest city in the pre-Columbian Americas, with a population estimated at 125,000 or more, making it at least the sixth largest city in the world during its epoch.
Apart from the pyramids, Teotihuacan is also anthropologically significant for its complex, multi-family residential compounds, the Avenue of the Dead and the small portion of its vibrant murals that have been exceptionally well-preserved. Additionally, Teotihuacan exported fine obsidian tools that garnered high prestige and widespread usage throughout Mesoamerica.
The city is thought to have been established around 100 BC, with major monuments continuously under construction until about 250 AD. It is the most visited archaeological site in Mexico. The optional tour for that day includes: