Mesoamerican pyramids or pyramid-shaped structures form a prominent part of
ancient Mesoamerican architecture. Although similar in shape, these structures
bear only a very weak architectural resembl...
Identifying the Aztec temples has been a tricky job at times. It's been easy to
simply assume that large, monumental structures such as pyramids are all either
Civilizations like the Olmec, Maya, Aztec and Inca all built pyramids to house ... In
many of their great city-states, temple-pyramids formed the center of public life ...
Aztec temples were often part of a step-pyramid, and they often faced west. A
flight of steps led up to the sanctuary and there was a sacrificial altar at the top of
The temple-pyramid complex was built in four stages, starting from the 3rd
century BCE ... The Aztecs believed that Xelhua built the Great Pyramid of
Jul 8, 2016 ... Fun Pyramid Facts for Kids - Egyptian, Mayan, Aztec, Modern ... Most Aztec and
Mayan pyramids were step pyramids with temples on top.
The plaza was then surrounded by temples, shrines and pyramids as you move
out from the centre, and then further out scattered in the outskirts were the Aztec ...
Aug 20, 2012 ... ... with its Pyramid of the Sun, Pyramid of Moon and Temple of Quetzalcoatl ...
known today as the Avenue of the Dead, from a later Aztec name.
Aztecs had a polytheistic society, with three head gods: Huitzilopochtli,
Quetzalcoatl and Tezcatlipoca. Each temple was dedicated to a one of these
But it was the Aztec, descending on the abandoned site, no doubt falling ... "It had
thousands of residential compounds and scores of pyramid-temples and was ...