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Teothiuacan, Mexico

Teotihuacan is an enormous archaeological site in the Basin of Mexico, containing some of the largest pyramid structures built in the pre-Columbian Americas. It is also known for its large residential complexes, the Street of the Dead, and its colorful well-preserved murals. During its zenith it may have had more than 100,000 inhabitants placing it among the largest cities of the world in this period. Although it is a subject of debate whether Teotihuacan was the center of an empire, its influence throughout Mesoamerica is well documented. Teotihuacan is located approximately 40 kilometres northeast of Mexico City. The site was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987 and is one of the most visited archaeological sites in Mexico.

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