The oldest city in the Western hemisphere, teotihuacán
The oldest city in the Western hemisphere, teotihuacán, the mysterious, abandoned place. Teotihuacan is near Mexico city. The name of the ancient city, translated as “city of the gods”. How many millennia, there is a Teotihuacan while precisely nobody knows. Its streets were a network of mud houses without Windows and with a flat roof. Each house had its own courtyard. Surprisingly high quality construction and the accuracy of all calculations have allowed this town to survive the Millennium.
Each dwelling has its own altar that gives an indication of high spiritual development of the inhabitants of Teotihuacan. Here is professed the cult of Quetzalcoatl, a huge snake with bird feathers. In the city everywhere there are statues of this deity and the earthen jars with his image. These vessels and figurines are found also in the Northern parts of Mexico, Guatemala and everywhere, right up to the Gulf of Mexico.
In its heyday, Teotihuacan had contact with States of the Maya, Monte Alban and Oaxaca, under the control of Teotihuacan was the Central Mexican plateau.
Residents left the city in the seventh century of our era, the reason for the decline of Teotihuacan nevyasta. And the city was abandoned at the peak of its prosperity. The Aztecs naslije only ruins, deserted temples and broken statues.
One legend tells that the city needs to be born, marked by the gods the baby, whose coming signifies the Exodus of the inhabitants of Teotihuacan from the city. Indirect confirmation of this legend is a scary discovery in one of the pyramidal temples. In the building of the pyramids, archaeologists have discovered twelve mummies, laid out in the form of sunlight. Ten mummies head was missing, and two mummies having their own jewelry made of jade, just sat against the wall. There is an assumption that the victim had brought the rulers of the city. Like it or not, has remained a historical mystery, one of the many mysteries and secrets, shrouded mystical mist Teotihuacan, particularly attractive for tourists.