Pyramid of the Moon and Pyramid of the Sun, Teotihuacan

The Pyramid of the Moon and Pyramid of the Sun are massive architectural constructions that tell us a lot about Teotihuacan culture.

The Pyramid of the Moon and the Pyramid of the Sun, Teotihuacan, c. 1st century C.E., Mexico. Speakers: Dr. Lauren Kilroy-Ewbank and Dr. Beth Harris

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Read a glossary for Pre-Columbian art

Matthew Robb, editor, Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2017).

Annabeth Headrick, The Teotihuacan Trinity (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2013).

Key terms and concepts:

  • Teotihuacan
  • Pyramid of the Sun and Pyramid of the Moon
  • Avenue of the Dead
  • sacred landscape: mountains and caves
  • talud-tablero
  • adosada

Cite this page as: Dr. Lauren Kilroy-Ewbank and Dr. Beth Harris, "Pyramid of the Moon and Pyramid of the Sun, Teotihuacan," in Smarthistory, April 29, 2021, accessed May 24, 2024, https://smarthistory.org/moon-and-sun-pyramid-teotihuacan/.