The name Teotihuacan, City of Gods, is linked to one of the most important pre-Hispanic cultures. Located 45 kilometers from the Mexican capital for 800 years (the second century BC to the seventh century AD) was the cultural, political and religious center of a powerful civilization. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO spectacular pyramids dedicated to the sun and the moon marked the center of what was the greatest metropolis in Central America.
After a century, archaeological pieces found, of which Caixaforum (Paseo del Prado, 36) exposed 400 to 13 November to explain to visitors the key to
their culture through their ideology, their traditions, life daily, his understanding of power, social organization, and even being sought hypotheses about the causes of his sudden disappearance (weather, rising population, invasion …).
Curated by archaeologist Felipe Solís, who died in 2009, the pieces give an impression of refinement reached Teotihuacan society. Wall paintings, statues of animals or mythological ritual masks, testify that cosmopolitanism remains a benchmark for contemporary Mexican culture.