# Walk into the city of the gods

Teotihuacan occupies the middle of the Mexican highlands about 40 kilometers northeast of Mexico City at an altitude of 2,300 meters, showing the world the magnificent glory of the heyday of ancient Mexican civilization. This magnificent city takes the “Avenue of the Dead” as the north-south axis, with the three altars of the Pyramid of the Sun, the Pyramid of the Moon, and the Pyramid of Quetzalcoatl as the core. It is surrounded by various large public buildings and residential areas of different classes. In 100 BC, the construction continued until about 450 AD, and the main building was burnt down around 550 AD. In the heyday of the 2nd-6th centuries AD, the city had a population of about 100,000 to 150,000 and an area of ​​more than 20 square kilometers. It was the largest city in the Americas. It confronted the eastern and western Maya civilizations of the end of the pre-classical period and the early period of the classical period. The most brilliant era of Central American civilization.
Teotihuacan has a wide avenue that runs from north to south, called the “Yellow Spring Avenue”. It has such a strange name because the Aztecs who first came here in the tenth century AD found that the whole city was empty when they entered this ancient city along this avenue. The buildings are the tombs of the gods, so they gave it this name.
The weird “Planetary Data Unit”
In 1974, at the International Conference of Americans in Mexico, a man named Hugh Halleston claimed that he had found a building and street suitable for all of Teotihuacan. The unit of measurement. After calculating by the computer, the unit length is 1.059 meters. For example, the heights of the Feathered Serpent Temple, the Moon Pyramid, and the Sun Pyramid in Teotihuacan are 21, 42, and 63 “units” respectively, and the ratio is 1:2:3. Harrison used “units” to measure the ruins of gods and pyramids on both sides of Huangquan Avenue, and discovered an even more alarming situation. The distance of these ruins on the “Yellow Spring Avenue” exactly represented the orbit data of the planets in the solar system.
In the temple ruins, the distance between the earth and the sun is 96 “units”, Mercury is 36, Venus is 72, and Mars is 144. “Canal Fort-behind it is a canal dug by the Teotihuacan people. Its axis is 288 “units”, which is exactly the distance between Mars and Jupiter in the asteroid belt. There is an unnamed canal at 520 “units” on the axis. The ruins of the temple, which is equivalent to the distance from the sun to Jupiter. After 945 “units”, there is another temple site, which is the distance from Saturn to the sun. Walk 1845 “units” to reach the “Huangquan Avenue” At the end of the “Pyramid of the Moon”, this is precisely the orbital data of Uranus.
If you extend the straight line of the “Yellow Spring Avenue”, you will reach the top of Cerro Vagodo, where there is a small temple and a tower. Only the foundation is left, the distances of which are 2880 and 3780 “units” respectively, which are the distances between the orbits of Neptune and Pluto. If all this is a coincidence, it is obviously unconvincing. If this is the intention of the builders Arrangement, then “Yellow Spring Avenue” is obviously built based on the solar system model. Did the designers of Teotihuacan already understand the planetary movement of the entire solar system and understand the orbital data between the planets and the sun? But, this How could it be possible! Mankind only discovered Uranus in 1781, Neptune in 1845, and Pluto in 1930. So in the prehistoric age when the chaos first opened, which invisible hand was used to build Teotihuacan? people pointing out all this?
Teotihuacan
Teotihuacan, located about 40 kilometers northeast of Mexico City. in its prosperity sixth, seventh century, the city has a population of 200,000, the size of It can be compared with Chang’an during the Tang Dynasty in ancient China. In 1987, UNESCO listed the ancient city of Teotihuacan as a cultural heritage and included it in the “World Heritage List.” On
the vast plateau north of Mexico City, there are two majestic towers. Mexicans proudly compare them with the Egyptian pyramids. These are the world-famous Mexican Sun Pyramid and the Moon Pyramid. People often say that if you don’t go to the Great Wall in China you have never visited China. Similarly, don’t go to Mexico. A look at these two pyramids means that you have never been to Mexico.
The Pyramids of the Sun and Moon are the main components of the ancient city of Teotihuacan. The ancient city of Teotihuacan was an important center of political and religious activities in the Americas before Columbus discovered the New World. One of the brilliant Indian cultures, it has the reputation of “City of the Gods”. When the Aztec culture arose in the plateaus of Central America, the ancient city of Teotihuacan was in ruins. When people come to the quiet and vast ruins of the ancient city, they can’t help but stand in awe when they see the magnificent architectural remains.
Teotihuacan was one of the largest cities in the world in its heyday. It is estimated that there were more than 200,000 residents in the city at that time, covering an area of ​​20 square kilometers. The rigorous architecture of the city at that time was emulated by the Aztecs when they built Tenochtitlan. Huangquan Avenue, which runs from north to south, is 4 kilometers long and 45 meters wide. It is an important part of the ancient city. Pyramids, temples, pavilions, streets and alleys are evenly distributed on both sides of Huangquan Avenue. Probably due to religious reasons, the southern end of the street is empty without any buildings. Archaeologists have no way to verify why it is called “Huangquan Avenue”. Someone explained that the “Huangquan Avenue” got its name because the living people were worshiping the gods and their bodies were cremated on the street (Teotihuacan had no burial habits and no tomb was found in the whole city).
Teotihuacan is “the place where the gods of the sun and the moon were created” in the Indian Nahua language. In Indian legends, the fourth-generation sun they worshipped no longer shines, the earth is shrouded in darkness, and all creatures on earth are in danger of destruction. The gods of the universe heard the terrifying yells and painful groans of people who were dying from the earth, and fell from the universe to Teotihuacan and lit a bonfire. The earth saw the light once again, everything revived, and the souls were rescued.
But soon, the flame of the bonfire became weaker and weaker, and finally was swallowed by darkness, and the earth plunged into darkness again. In order to make the earth see light forever and mankind to be happy forever, the gods built the pyramids of the sun and the moon. Between the two towers, a fire ignited again, and the raging fire became more and more fierce. The gods agreed that whoever has the courage to jump into the fire voluntarily will become the first-generation sun and be respected by mankind forever. Among the gods, Nanawat and Texistkal expressed their willingness to make sacrifices to become the sun and shine on the earth. The god Nanawat first leaped bravely into the fire, and suddenly, a red sun rose slowly from the east. But Texistkar was scared at this time, only after seeing the god Nanawat turned into the sun, did he make up his mind to gritted his teeth and jumped into the already very weak fire. It’s just that he has lost the opportunity to become the sun, the moon that can only illuminate the earth with dim light after the sun goes down. This is the legend about the origin of the place name Teotihuacan.
Pyramid of the Sun and the Moon Pyramid
Pyramid of the Sun and the Moon quadrangular pyramid shape stacked platform, each upward contraction, as with the temple and the altar. The priest worshipped the sun god, rain god and war god on the top of the tower. In addition, sacrifice ceremonies are held here. Priests tie the living people to the “sacrifice stone” and cut their hearts to sacrifice to the sun. Teotihuacan in its heyday was a holy place for the Aztecs. Archaeological excavations at the Pyramid of the Sun in 1971 confirmed this view. A cave containing sacrificial offerings was discovered in the center of the pyramid.
The Pyramid of the Sun is the largest building in the site of the ancient city of Teotihuacan and was built in the 2nd century. It is located on the east side of Central Avenue in the ancient city called “Huangquan Avenue”. The Pyramid of the Sun is made of soil and stones. It is 65 meters high, 222 meters long from north to south, and 225 meters wide from east to west. The four slopes have 5 floors from the bottom to the top, and the total volume is about 1 million cubic meters. At that time, the Teotihuacan people did not master the iron tools, and one can imagine how difficult the project was. The huge stones used to build the pyramids are irregular, mostly dark brown, and some are yellowish black, so the entire pyramid has a deep and dark color. The surface of the pyramid was painted with lime, and there are bright murals on it. After thousands of years of wind and rain, the murals have peeled off.
There are steps on all four sides of the pyramid to reach the top, and the widest point of the steps is 17 meters. The four sides of the pyramid face the four directions, southeast, northwest, and at noon, the sun shines directly on the top of the tower; in the evening, the sun just sets to the west of it. The original sun temple on the top of the pyramid has been completely destroyed. From the bottom of the tower, walk into the tower through a tunnel, and you can see a small pyramid shaped like a four-leaf clover. The four leaves represent the four earth kilns or mouth holes. The present Great Pyramid was built on the basis of this pyramid. On the right side of the square next to the Pyramid of the Sun, there is a unique housing complex for the priests who manage the Pyramid of the Sun. At the northern end of the square, there is a gorgeous “Palace of the Sun”, the palace of the highest priest of the Pyramid of the Sun. The murals in the palace are brightly colored and are one of the most exquisite murals found in the remains of the ancient city.
The Pyramid of the Moon is located at the northern end of the Avenue of Death. The Pyramid of the Moon was completed 150 years later than the Pyramid of the Sun, and its scale was not as large as the Pyramid of the Sun. The Pyramid of the Moon is 46 meters high. Because it is built on a higher foundation than the Pyramid of the Sun, the tops of the two towers are at the same level. On the front of the tower, the stairs are steep, looking up from the bottom to the top, the top of the tower is towering into the clouds; from the top down, the view is broad. Like the Pyramid of the Sun, there are several layers in the Pyramid of the Moon, belonging to buildings of different periods. Under the Moon Pyramid is the Moon Square. The square is 204.5 meters from south to north and 137 meters from east to west. In the center of the Moon Square is a square altar where important religious ceremonies in the ancient city of Teotihuacan are held.
The earliest inhabitants of Teotihuacan came from the Nava and Totonaka people in western Mexico and the Gulf of Mexico. With the passage of time, the influence of Teotihuacan culture has also expanded, and finally spread throughout the American highlands. The main economic activity of the ancient city of Teotihuacan is handicrafts. The handicrafts of Teotihuacan are beautiful and imaginative. Teotihuacan pottery has been mass-produced using molds, using different methods of production such as direct coloring using reliefs and enamel glazes similar to cloisonne. The local agriculture is also at a considerable level. It can build terraces, dig canals for irrigation, and grow corn, tomatoes, pumpkins, cocoa, cotton, and tobacco. As religious ceremonies are often held in the city, pilgrims come from all directions and commerce develops accordingly. Commodities such as cotton, textiles, jade, cinnabar and black stone from other places can be bought everywhere in the market. Every year at the vernal equinox, the priests perform sacrifice rituals wearing the human skins of their victims to ensure that the soil regains the gift of God and becomes more fertile.