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  • proper n. A vast archeological site in Mexico

Etymologies

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From Nahuatl

Examples

  • Because of its similarities to the Pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacan, Mexico, it has been named the "Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun" ( 'Bosanska Piramida Sunca').

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  • Rolly, I had heard you had an office in Teotihuacan back when it was a jumpin 'place.

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  • Still further to the north, about thirty miles from Mexico, is found another extensive field of ruins, which is called Teotihuacan, meaning

    The Prehistoric World; or, Vanished races

  • The lighting component for the spectacle has been contracted out to the Philips Corporation, which won the concession to supply the bulbs to illuminate the pyramids - Philips has even patented a "Teotihuacan" - brand light bulb.

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  • The civilization and cultural complex associated with the site is also referred to as Teotihuacan or Teotihuacano.

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  • Teotihuacan, founded in around 200 BC, is home to the world's third largest pyramid and an enduring historical mystery - no one knows who established the city, which at its peak had 200,000 inhabitants, or how it came to be abandoned by 700 AD. It is a central part of Mexican history and identity, said Gereon Sievernich, director of the Martin-Gropius-Bau in the German capital Berlin, which is hosting an exhibition titled Teotihuacan: Mexico's

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  • It was abandoned by the time the Aztecs arrived in the area in the 1300s and gave it the name "Teotihuacan," which means "the place where men become gods."

    Tunnels, Ancient Tomb Clues Surface In Mexico

  • At the end of the week, we headed out of town again and hired a car and driver for the hourlong trip north to Teotihuacan, meaning "the place where men become gods" in Nahuatl.

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  • "Up to now, every archaeologist who has worked in Teotihuacan has tried to find the tombs of the rulers," Gomez said.

    Tunnels, Ancient Tomb Clues Surface In Mexico

  • Experts say a tomb discovery would be significant because the social structure of Teotihuacan remains a mystery after nearly 100 years of archaeological exploration at the site, which is best known for the towering Pyramids of the Moon and the Sun.

    Tunnels, Ancient Tomb Clues Surface In Mexico

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