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

Avenue of the Dead Complex

 
 
Avenue of the Dead Complex Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 2, 2017
1. Avenue of the Dead Complex Marker
Inscription.
Complejo Calle de los Muertos
Concebido como un enorme complejo arquitectónico para la realización de actividades administrativas y religiosas, se compone de grandes plazas o divisiones que se presentan a partir de la plataforma-escalinata ubicada al norte del Río San Juan.

Las escaleras que delimitan las plazas de este complejo ayudan a nivelar la pendiente natural del Cerro Gordo, ubicado atrás de la Pirámide de la Luna, pues al recorrer esta sección de la Calzada de los Muertos es casi imperceptible la diferencia del nivel topográfico entre el Río San Juan y la Pirámide del Sol.

Por su ubicación y la magnitud de las construcciones se propone que el complejo fue utilizado por grupos sociales relacionados con el gobierno y la administración.

English:
Avenue of the Dead Complex
This enormous architectural complex was built to carry out administrative and religious activities. It consists of large plazas or divisions that can be seen from the platform-staircase located north of the San Juan River.

The steps that delimit this complex's plazas help even out the "Cerro Gordo's" (Gordo Mountain) natural inclination, which is located behind the Pyramid of the Moon. When walking through this part of the Avenue of the Dead, the difference in topographic
Avenue of the Dead Complex Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 2, 2017
2. Avenue of the Dead Complex Marker
The marker is at center-left in this view to the north along the Calzada de los Muertos (Avenue of the Dead). Note the temples of the Sun and Moon in the far distance.
levels between the San Juan River and the Pyramid of the Sun is almost unnoticeable.

Due to its location and large constructions, it is believed that the complex was used by social groups engaged in government and administrative activities.
 
Erected by Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH).
 
Location. 19° 41.276′ N, 98° 50.856′ 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. Plaza B of the Avenue of the Dead Complex (within shouting distance of this marker); West Plaza Complex (within shouting distance of this marker); Jaguar and Serpent Heads (within shouting distance of this marker); Plaza C of the Avenue of the Dead Complex (within shouting distance of this marker); Plaza A of the Avenue of the Dead Complex (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Northwest San Juan River Complex (about 210 meters away); Teotihuacan After Its Abandonment (approx. half a kilometer away); Teotihuacan (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Teotihuacán de Arista.
 
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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 62 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 17, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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