Saturday, May 8, 2010


Bookmarks are not only tools or accessories that mark our page in a book, but also they are information materials which contain literary quotations, works of art, films, famous authors and books, historical events and places and many others.

Honestly, I know nothing about Teotihuacan before I got this bookmark and wondered what this word means or what it is. Now I know.

Bookmarks can widen our knowledge about history and other countries' culture. We just have to take the initiative to research if we encounter something we haven't heard of. We only need that curiosity and passion of learning more going. *winks*
Teotihuacan – also written Teotihuacán, with an orthographic accent on the last syllable, following the conventions of Spanish orthography – is an enormous archaeological site in the Basin of Mexico, containing some of the largest pyramidal structures built in the pre-Columbian Americas. Apart from the pyramidal structures, Teotihuacan is also known for its large residential complexes, the Avenue of the Dead, and numerous colorful, well-preserved murals.

The city was thought to have been established around 200 BCE, lasting until its fall sometime between the 7th and 8th centuries CE At its zenith in the first half of the 1st millennium CE, Teotihuacan was the largest city in the pre-Columbian Americas. At this time it may have had more than 200,000 inhabitants, placing it among the largest cities of the world in this period. The civilization and cultural complex associated with the site is also referred to as Teotihuacan or Teotihuacano.

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