Monday, May 13, 2013

Nov 2012: When I bumped into the Pyramid of the Feathered Serpent

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I enter the Teotihuacan gallery. And on the right, you can see this giant poster of the Pyramid of the Sun.

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And the Pyramid of the Moon

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It is an amazing structure.

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And then a little scale model of how the pyramids are outside Mexico City.

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Zooming into the locations.

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And here is the famous Pyramid of the Feathered Serpent. well, part of it. 

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Very nicely put together

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The archaeologists found tons of bodies buried around and in the pyramid, so this wasn't a burial ground, but these bodies were sacrificial victims…The Pyramid was constructed over 150-200AD. Pretty awesome, no? 

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I turn left.

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A beautiful doorway with extraordinary paintings on the left.

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A stele? I couldn't see any explanatory signs :(

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A set of clay sculptures. Extraordinary.

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I will get back to you Blocky.

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these are murals, so beautiful.

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both sides of the doorway.

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looks like the inside of a house.

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With an little courtyard god. 

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With houses or apartments arranged around the courtyard

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this is a veranda like structure

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and then this deity?

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I exit the apartment courtyard from the side and then move back into the main gallery. This is another stela which was excavated in Teotihuacan area. What amazing work. 

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Some lapidary work, how impressive. I'm going to learn this when I grow up…

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Wax? paint?

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Obsidian work. On the top left is a block of obsidian, volcanic glass. And on the right are a variety of tools fashioned with this wonderful material.

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Another display alcove. Unfortunately, again without good overviews :( 

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So here’s blocky again. His name is Chalchiuhtlicue. Storm God?

I move on to the next one…

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