The holy city of Teotihuacan ('the place where the
gods were created') is situated some 50 km north-east of Mexico City.
Built between the 1st and 7th centuries A.D., it is characterized by the
vast size of its monuments – in particular, the Temple of Quetzalcoatl
and the Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon, laid out on geometric and
symbolic principles. As one of the most powerful cultural centres in
Mesoamerica, Teotihuacan extended its cultural and artistic influence
throughout the region, and even beyond