Dating mexican pyramids

01-Jul-2016 22:13

The Aztec pyramids date back to the 1400s, when the Aztec Empire, a multi-ethnic and multi-lingual kingdom that occupied whit is now south-central Mexico, was heralded as the most powerful empire in the New World.

The Aztec reign began sometime around 1428 and lasted until the Spanish, led by Hernando Cortes, conquered the civilization in 1521.

Each temple was dedicated to a one of these deities.

The largest was the Great Ballcourt of Chichen Itza that measures 545 feet long and 225 feet wide.

Many pyramids featured elaborate decorative murals, including the Teotihuacan Spider Woman, a goddess believed by the Mayans to have created the universe.

The Spider Woman is a deity closely related to the Spider Grandmother, who is prominent in Navajo and Pueblo mythology.

Ceremonial buildings began to appear in about 100 B.

C., with the 650-square-foot Pyramid of the Sun standing 210 feet high and made of adobe mud and stone.

The largest was the Great Ballcourt of Chichen Itza that measures 545 feet long and 225 feet wide.

Many pyramids featured elaborate decorative murals, including the Teotihuacan Spider Woman, a goddess believed by the Mayans to have created the universe.

The Spider Woman is a deity closely related to the Spider Grandmother, who is prominent in Navajo and Pueblo mythology.

Ceremonial buildings began to appear in about 100 B.

C., with the 650-square-foot Pyramid of the Sun standing 210 feet high and made of adobe mud and stone.

Because archaeologists have been able to decode the written language of its people, the Aztec Empire is one of the best understood of the ancient civilizations.