Teotihuacan is a sacred archaeological site in the Basin of Mexico about 30 miles northeast from Mexico City. The ancient city of Teotihuacan was built about AD 200. Teotihuacan is known for its large residential complexes, the Avenue of the Dead, and numerous colorful, well-preserved murals and as one of the seven wonders too.
It is considered that Teotihuacan is a multi-ethnic city as it has been occupied by Otomi, Maya, Mixtec, Zapotec and Nahua peoples. Either the Totonacs or the Aztecs have always maintained that they were the ones who built it but it has not been corroborated by archaeological findings. Read more
Chichen Itza (from Yucatec Maya) is a large pre-Columbian archaeological site built by the Maya civilization located in the northern center of the Yucatán Peninsula, in the Yucatán state, present-day Mexico.
Chichen Itza was a major regional focal point in the northern Maya lowlands from the Late Classic through the Terminal Classic and into the early portion of the Early Postclassic period. The site exhibits a multitude of architectural styles, from what is called “Mexicanized” and reminiscent of styles seen in central Mexico to the Puuc style found among the Puuc Maya of the northern lowlands. The presence of central Mexican styles was once thought to have been representative of direct migration or even conquest from central Mexico, but most contemporary interpretations view the presence of these non-Maya styles more as the result of cultural diffusion. Read more