Saturday, 3 September 2022

Treasures From the Ancient City of Teotihuacan

One of the most significant archaeological sites in the world took center stage in 2018 at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (FAMSF) with the de Young Museum’s “Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire.” The exhibition featured over 200 artifacts from the site, with loans from major collections as well as recently excavated objects.

At its zenith Teotihuacan was the largest city in the pre-Columbian Americas, with a population estimated at 125,000 or more, making it at least the sixth largest city in the world during its epoch.

At 63 meters tall, the Sun Pyramid was one of the largest and tallest structures in the Western Hemisphere. The city reached its peak around 450 AD.

Great Goddess of Teotihuacan

Water Goddess; from Teotihuacán