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A World Away from Rome: Teotihuacan 3 February 2008

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Street of the Dead from the “Pyramid of the Moon”, Teotihuacan, Mexico. “Pyramid of the Sun” in the background. Photo: TMK, December 2007.

I think it’s fair to say that whatever Europeanist biases remaining within me received some final and (hopefully) fatal blows by visiting Teotihuacan in December. The site, roughly contemporary of the Roman Empire, is one of those places that can be explored for days. Here are some snapshots from our visit on Christmas day.

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A mural in the Tepantitla complex, Teotihuacan. Photo: TMK, December 2007.

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Another mural in the Tepantitla complex, Teotihuacan. Photo: TMK, December 2007.

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Yet another mural in the Tepantitla complex, Teotihuacan. These fantastic murals have been published in Pasztory 1976. Photo: TMK, December 2007.

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A relief in the Palace of Quetzalcoatl, Teotihuacan. Note the obsidian eye. Photo: TMK, December 2007.

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Pyramid of the Sun, Teotihuacan. Photo: TMK, December 2007.

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Another view of Pyramid of the Sun, Teotihuacan. Photo: TMK, December 2007.

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A classic Teothuacan scene: A stratigraphy of stairways. Photo: TMK, December 2007.

Reference
Esther Pasztory. 1976. The Murals of Tepantitla, Teotihuacan. New York: Garland.

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