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Teotihuacán de Arista in Municipality of Teotihuacán, Estado de Mexico, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

The Importance of the Pyramid of the Sun

 
 
The Importance of the Pyramid of the Sun Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 2, 2017
1. The Importance of the Pyramid of the Sun Marker
Inscription.
Importancia de la Pirámide del Sol
Varios elementos indican que durante las primeras fases de Teotihuacan la Pirámide del Sol fue el punto de partida de los ejes que dividen los espacios divinos. Entre estos elementos están la monumentalidad del edificio, sus características arquitectónicas y principalmente, las estructuras que conforman la Plataforma en forma de “U”, así como las formas de todo el conjunto.

La Plataforma en “U” que circunda la pirámide por sus lados norte, sur y este, estuvo decorada en su exterior con un muro inclinado (talud) y uno vertical (tablero). En su parte superior se encontraban varios templos, conjuntos de habitaciones y plazas menores; eran la residencia de los sacerdotes que se dedicaban al culto en ese recinto. Esta plataforma servía para separar las áreas externas de las altamente sagradas.

Al frente de la pirámide, en el centro de la gran plaza, hay un gran altar, en cuyos costados norte y sur se aprecian templos y unidades residenciales (Conjunto del Sol). La parte oeste de la plaza está limitada por una gran plataforma que separa este recinto sagrado de la Calzada de los Muertos.

Pie de dibujos: Vista aérea de la Pirámide del Sol y sus alrededores. Basado en ilustración de Magdalena Juliet, Arqueológia Mexicana, Número
The Importance of the Pyramid of the Sun Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 2, 2017
2. The Importance of the Pyramid of the Sun Marker
The marker is almost directly at the center of this photo, on the path between the Pyramid of the Sun and the site's museum. The sign in the foreground to the right gives security recommendations for visitors.
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Náhuatl:
Mimach tlemach in tlen omochichiuh teihtitia, mach in queman cachto omotlatetecpano in nican in Teotihuacan, Iteocal in Tonatiuh cachto omoyolochiuh in nican altepetl, noço ipampa inin teocalli cuati moxexelo ihuan omotetecpano in mochtin in teotlaleahuayan in tlen çatepan omochichiuhque. In tlemach in tlen cuali mixpantia cuali ixneci ihueyilliz inin caltepamitl, in quenin omochichiuh, ihuan cachi mixtlamachtia in Tlaltetzontli in tlen omochiuh in quenin ce “U”, ihuan ohquion mimiyac tlacuicuiliztli in tlen itoca iconograficos mochi in tlen oonca nican.

Ihuan ipan itec cuali tlatlamachyo quipiaya ica in tlen itoca talud-tablero. Ihuan icpac cuali catca miyac teteopantin, tlanechicolchantin ihuan in àmo huèhueyi tlalcahuayan. In mochi nican mochachantiaya in teteopixque ihuan in huèhueyi tlatlaca onoço tlanahuatil tlatlaca (Inchan in Teopixque) in tlen intequiuh catca nican, mach çan in teotlamachiliztli. Ixpa in Teocalli, ipan in yolotlalcahuayan, onca ce hueyi teomomoztli, in tlen ipan itlanacaztla ic mictlampa ihuan ic compic çohuatlampa cuali moohta cequi teteocaltin ihuan in cacanin mochachantiaya (In Tonatiuh Tlanechicoliztli) ic compic ic icalaquiyan in tonatiuh in tlalcahuayan cuali tlami ica ce hueyi tlaltetzontli in tlen tlaxelohua inin teopantli itlan in Mihca Otli.

English:
The Importance of the Pyramid of the Sun
Concerning the earliest phases of the City of Teotihuacan, there are several elements which indicate that the so-called Pyramid of the Sun was built at the center of the city, that is, at the starting point on the roads which define the godly places according to the pre-Hispanic cosmic vision. These include the building's astonishingly huge size, its architectural features, the various decorative and symbolic elements found throughout the complex and, above all the group of structures associated with it on the U-shaped platform.

The U-shaped platform surround the pyramid on its north, south and east sides. Its exterior was decorated with sloped paneling and a top it there were a number of temples, groups of dwellings and lesser plazas for the leading priests and lords (House of the Priests) responsible for the worship practiced within this enclosure. The platform separates this highly sacrosanct area from others outside it.

Caption:An aerial view of the Pyramid of the Sun and the surrounding area. Based on an illustration by Magdalena Juliet, Arqueológia Mexicana, Number 1.
 
Erected by Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH).
 
Location. 19° 41.442′ N, 98° 50.567′ W. Marker is in Teotihuacán de Arista, Estado de Mexico, in Municipality of Teotihuacán. Marker can be reached from Calle Paloma just west of Calle Tuxpan. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Teotihuacán de Arista, Estado de Mexico 55880, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Meaning of the Pyramid of the Sun (within shouting distance of this marker); Teotihuacan (within shouting distance of this marker); Construction Systems of the Pyramid of the Sun (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Teotihuacan After Its Abandonment (about 180 meters away); Pyramid of the Sun (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); a different marker also named The Meaning of the Pyramid of the Sun (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); A Ceremonial Incense Burner (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); a different marker also named The Importance of the Pyramid of the Sun (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Teotihuacán de Arista.
 
Regarding The Importance of the Pyramid of the Sun. This marker's text is very similar to another marker with the same name along the pyramid's western base, although it includes more illustrations.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 17, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 54 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 17, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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