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Pyramid of the Moon

on August 6, 2013

Pyramid of the Moon

It is the second largest pyramid in Teotihuacan, Mexico after the Pyramid of the Sun. It is located in the western part of Teotihuacan and mimics the contours of the mountain Cerro Gordo, just north of the site. Some have called it Tenan, which in Nahuatl, means “mother or protective stone.” The Pyramid of the Moon covers a structure older than the Pyramid of the Sun which existed prior to 200 AD.

archaeologists have excavated beneath the Pyramid of the Moon. The archaeologists are looking for clues to the history of this mysterious culture. Tunnels dug into the structure have revealed that the pyramid underwent at least six renovations; each new addition was larger and covered the previous structure.

As the archaeologists burrowed through the layers of the pyramid, they discovered artifacts that provide the beginning of a timeline to the history of Teotihuacan. The latest find is a tomb apparently made to dedicate the fifth phase of construction. It contains four human skeletons, animal bones, jewelry,obsidian blades, and a wide variety of other offerings. Archaeologists estimated that the burial occurred between 100 and 200 A.D.

Another tomb dedicated to The Great Goddess was discovered in 2007. It is dated to the fourth stage of construction. It contained a single human male sacrificial victim as well as a wolf, jaguar,puma, serpent, bird skeletons, and more than 400 other relics which include a large green stone and obsidian figurines, ceremonial knives, and spear points.

(This info is from Wikipedia,


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