After a modest driving time we arrived in Teotihuacan which is close to Mexico city and was the former home to the Teotihuacans and afterwards to the Aztecs. While the first tribe built these awesome pyramids the Aztecs used it later after it has been abandoned. The most possible theory is that the natural resource have been used up and either the Teotihuacans moved away or they simply died.
But it’s not only that they actually had built these pyramids but more that they did it twice. The ones which are visible today are based upon even older pyramids. They had somewhat like a cultural/religion change so the covered the old pyramids with new ones. The older ones have been more amazing in an artistic kind of way. At one place you can peek under the new pyramid to see the beautiful painting of the older one and on an other place you could see the fantastic figures they made.
Besides the visible architecture they used sewer tunnel for waste water and other human leftovers. 😉 For fresh water they build an aqueduct. We spend half a day there and did the two hours tour. Our guide was well informed but too lazy to climb up the pyramids with us. 😀
The tour ended right before the “Pyramid of the Sun” which was about 365 stairs and 85m of height. Sadly there are only 65m left. We managed to get up in no time and enjoyed the view above that what is left over from the original city. In the beginning the guide told us that only 10% are still existing, it’s really hard imagine how big it has been.