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Welcome to Central Mexico!
The Pyramid of the Sun is the largest structure in the ancient city of Teotihuacan, in central Mexico, just 40 km northeast of Mexico City.
This model contains:
- Actual state (ruins)
- Hypothetical reconstruction
Teotihuacan is today the most important and largest prehispanic city in Mexico. It receives 4 million visitors every year, in average. The Pyramid of the Sun being one of the main attractions and largest building. It is the third largest pyramid in the world, after #2 the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt, and #1, the Great Pyramid of Cholula, also in Mexico, only 90 km away from Teotihuacan.
It is believed that the pyramid was covered in stucco and brightly painted, and it also had a temple at the very top. None of these features survive today.
It's height from the ground is about 70m (230 ft), each side is 223.48 m (733 ft), and the volume is over 1 million cubic meters (41 M cubic ft).
The name Teōtīhuacān was given by the Nahuatl-speaking Aztecs centuries after the fall of the city. The term has been glossed as "place where gods were born". The Aztecs also gave the main pyramids its current names of Sun & Moon. It is not know what the actual inhabitants called the buildings or their city.
During its peak, its population is estimated to had been 125,000 or more, making it at least the sixth-largest city in the world at the time. After the collapse of Teotihuacan around 550 CE, central Mexico was dominated by the Toltecs of Tula (from Wikipedia).
Credit for the model goes to MiniWorld3D
This model was designed by founder Dany Sánchez
Hand painted models in acrylics by Dany Sánchez.
Real location photo credit: CC BY-SA 4.0 Mariordo (Mario Roberto Durán Ortiz)
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