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touring Teotihuacán

Pyramid of the Sun, photo by Tjeerd Wiersma for Wikipedia

It's been ages since I've blogged about anything to do with one of my interests and inspirations, archaeology. Just now I've been traveling, virtually that is, through the Teotihuacán in Mexico.

Archaeologist Richard A. Diehl, professor emeritus at the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, worked at the massive ruins of Teotihuacán when he was a student at Pennsylvania State University working with William T. Sanders. Recently, he assembled a walking tour of the site, sharing his accumulated knowledge and admiration for the site with us.

It's like a personal guided tour by an expert using 42 gorgeous photos by several photographers. Plus more links and photos to keep one enraptured for a while. I've not had the pleasure, yet, to visit any of the many archaeological sites in Mexico in real life but this gives me a good idea what it might be like, though my poor knees would not manage all those steps!

Thanks to Kris Hurst for this!

Marja-Leena | 04/03/2009 | 9 comments
themes: Rock Art & Archaeology


What a wonderful way to travel without the expense!! Not as good I'm sure, but for now it will do!!

Beautiful photos of some things I have always wanted to see.

Sometimes I wonder what New York will look like in 2000 years. Not as good, I bet.

Joan, yes, same here!

Anne, that's an interesting thought.

Oh what fun! Looks like I am going to Mexico this weekend! Thanks, Marja-Leena!

rouchswalwe, it is a great way to travel, isn't it?

you must go to Mexico and see some of the pyramids. The photos are not enough. There is history, past and present, living and dead, and language, too, in the air about you. It is a must. To go. A must. This "famous" one is just an introduction to the variety throughout Mexico.

Taina, I have long wanted to go to Mexico, to the archaeological sites not the big hotels and beaches! Archaeological sites around the world are calling me. I gather you've been to many in Mexico?

I have been to ones around the environs of Puebla, which is east of Mexico City. While traipsing about, I met some interesting people, one being an old man. He told me that I must go to Oaxaca and Palenque, Chiapas. He said that is what I must do. He was firm on that. So, that is on my list.

Taina, good to listen to the wisdom of the elders!