|Aztec Pyramid of the Moon|
The Aztec Pyramid of the Moon has a rectangular base with an east-west length of 500 feet and north-south with of 433 feet, where as at present its height measure 140 feet. The Pyramid of the Moon, at the end of the Street of the Dead, was probably completed around 250 A.D. Annexed to the front of the pyramid is a jutting body with greater dimension´s than those of the structure next to the Pyramid of the Sun and which does not seem to be superimposed but, rather, an integral part of the building itself. This annexed structures consists of four stepped tiers with slope-panel walls. On the side of this superimposed body are two ample gutters lined with low walling similar to stairway reinforcements As with the rest of the pyramidal buildings seen throughout the archeological zone, the summit of this one must supported a temple. And, according to data from archeological excavations undertaken here, it would seem that this temple had a single room partitioned into three parts.
General Information about the Pyramid of the Moon
One of the most important sacred places within the city of Teotihucan is that comprised by the Pyramid of the Moon, its broad plaza and pyramidal buildings and other structures that make up the group as a whole. Itholds a strategic position in the overall urban plan, as it is the starting point of the city´s main road -- the Avenueof the Dead. Another characteristic of this group is thatit has a open view, as distinguished from the pyramidof the Sun and the Ciudadela, both of which are spacescircumscribed by a platform. In this sense, it is thereforelikely to have been an area dedicated to publicceremony's to which admittance was unrestricted.The main plaza in front of the pyramid of the moon has a square layout, each side measuring 466 feet, and the buildings are arrange´d symmetrically on either side of the axis of the Avenue of the Dead. In its central area there is a large altar with stairs facing the four directions.