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Lesson: Teotihuacan Pyramids
Setting the scene:
The family makes another weekend trip to see ancient ruins. They take two friends,
Juanita and Marco, to the large pyramids not far from
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Dad's going to have a field day here because he enjoys
ruins and historical sites.
That's right. Look, he and Mom already are climbing up the
Temple of the Sun
pyramid's stairway. I wonder how large it is.
How about it, Marco? It certainly is much larger than
that Temple of the Moon.
Most assuredly, my friend. In fact, the base measurements are about the same as
However, this one is quite a bit lower - although it probably had a temple at the peak.
From the top, you can see the Temple of Quetzalcoatl.
Who was that?
Many people believe Quetzalcoatl was Jesus Christ,
who visited the ancient people after his resurrection.
Oh. I better get a picture of that with Dad.
Pyramids were supposed to be manmade mountains for ancient worship. Dad said he hopes to
take us to some of them. I think we can count on
seeing Borobudur and
Where are those located?
Silbury Hill's in England; the
other is in Indonesia.
You both are fortunate to visit so many fabulous places!
You can say that again. Uh-oh,
our parents are climbing down now. Looks like it's time to
What does that mean? I do not understand most of your slang.
It means time to go. Dad wants us to visit another site on the coast
later this week. If I remember correctly, the place is called
I know that place. My family spent a weekend at the beach near there last month.
It is in Tamaulipas State.
[The family completes the assignment in Mexico and travels to
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Mountain Indian Cave.]
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