Mexico is a country in which Aztecs, their ancestors Toltecs, and olmecs lived thousands of years ago. More than five hundred ethnic groups still live in Mexico. Mexico City was the capital ol Aztecs. I have mentioned Aztec Eagle Relief in an ancient temple before. If you are interested in, please click.
Teotihuacan is the life center of Aztecs. But the city wasn’t constructed by Aztecs. It is the place where gods became gods. In Teotihuacan Olmecs or Toltecs lived. The information about here is not clear but they founded the city probably 400s BC. It is 40 kms away from today’s Mexico City. It is a World Heritage site.
Teotihuacan was abondened suddenly in the 7th century AC. Researchers don’t know the reason. Maybe, because of hunger, war, famine, another reasons. They left the city without a trace. The city was alone for 400 years until Aztecs came here. Aztecs encountered the city and settled here in 12th century. Although Teotihuacan is always known as an Aztec city, they did not found it but they lived in it.
American Leopard Temple consists of soldier wards and management units. Soldiers lived here to protect kings in the pyramids and to interfere in a war situation. Aztecs sacred and divinized everything they were impressed by in nature. Leopard was a really strong animal and it survived hard conditions. So, they likened soldiers to leopards. And they called here American Leopard Temple.
Quetzalpapalotl Temple is next to American Leopard Temple. It means Butterflies Temple actually. There is a 3D figure of a bird on the wall. Every picture on the walls is original here and it still preserves its beauty.
The Pyramids of Sun and Moon are two important constructions in the city. There are no graves in them. Archaeologists are not sure about their construction aim. Also they don’t know how these huge and heavy stones were brought here without using any animals. The God of Sun and The God of Moon were really important to Aztecs, because they enlightened them. The best gift for these two gods was human blood, so Aztecs held a lot of sacrifice ceremonies.
There is more interesting information about Aztecs. Maybe, I will write one more article about them. Thank you for reading.