The ruins of Teotihuacán are about an hour northeast of Mexico City. The first buildings of the city originally date back to around 200 BC and the city was occupied by several succeeding groups of peoples until sometime in the 7th or 8th century. Archaeological evidence suggests that the city was destroyed by sacking and burning, possibly from internal conflict and strife.
The section of the city that has been restored includes the Avenue of the Dead, some adjacent residential areas, and two of the largest pyramidal structures in the Western Hemisphere, the Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon. The Teotihuacán archaeological area is easily reached by bus from Mexico City.
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