Teotihuacán (teotihucán, City of the Gods) -  A pre-Columbian metropolis in central Mexico, about 30 miles northwest of what's now Mexico City. It was the largest metropolis in the Americas, and one of the largest in the world, earlier than the Spanish arrived. At one time, it had a inhabitants of as many as 200,000 people and lined an space of about 80 sq. miles.

Teotihuacán was first settled about 400 b.c. by people of unknown origin. What was recognized about them is that they'd a large commerce community and exerted a robust cultural affect all through northern Meso-America. A fantastic non secular and ceremonial middle, Teotihuacán had large pyearamids to the Sun and Moon. Although the metropolis burned in about 700 b.c., the Aztec have been nicely acquainted with it and regarded it as a sacred place; they nonetheless do.

They think about it the place the gods met to create the world of the Fifth Sun and name it the City of the Gods. Carvings on buildings and monuments have photos of the gods the Aztec assumed into their pantheon and worshipped. Some of these embrace the feathered serpent god Quetzalcoatl, the rain god Tlaloc, the goddess of water Chalchihuitlicue, and the god of spring and rebirth Xipe Totec. Teotihuacán is a website of ongoing archaeological excavations and a vacationer vacation spot.