Project Description

DEIMOS-2 Image of the Week (acquired on 10/10/2015): Teotihuacán Pyramids

The holy city of Teotihuacan (‘the place where the gods were created’) situated some 50 km north-east of Mexico City, is depicted in this image. Built between the 1st and 7th centuries A.D., it is characterized by the vast size of its monuments. Zooming in the image, the Pyramids of the Moon (up) and the Sun (center) and the Temple of Quetzalcoat, also known as Temple of the Plumed Serpent, (bottom) are clearly visible. Declared in 1987 World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Teotihuacan was considered one of the most powerful cultural and artistic center in Mesoamerica.