Teotihuacan: "Where Men Become Gods"
In less than an hour, experience how the people of Teotihuacan viewed the world.
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Are you planning a trip to Teotihuacan in the future? Just curious about this great city's history? Based on accurate and up-to-date information about Teotihuacan, this course will satisfy your curiosity and take you from a "typical tourist" to a conscious visitor, educated and well aware of the Mesoamerican worldview. In this mini course, you will learn about Teotihuacan's place in the Mesoamerican world and the lasting legacy that it left. I will also train you to "read" Teotihuacan's architecture so that you can understand what they were trying to communicate about their worldviews.
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Catherine holds a Master's degree in Mesoamerican Art History from the University of Texas at Austin and has travelled to over 30 Mesoamerican sites and a dozen museums.
She has lived in Mexico and Panama and traveled through Guatemala and Honduras.
She speaks English, Spanish and Dulegaya (an indigenous dialect of Panama), and is a constant learner of Mayan and Central Mexican languages.
She has a passion for teaching and loves sharing what she learns with others.
When she is not learning or teaching, she is probably spending time with her husband and their pets, Oakley and Willow.
StartCourse Overview (4:02)
StartA brief introduction to Mesoamerica
StartThe enigma of the Teotihuacan government
StartTeotihuacan as a regional power (9:00)
StartMesoamerican cosmology: Axis mundi, a multi-layered cosmos, and the four directions (12:24)
StartConcepts of sacred landscape at Teotihuacan (6:37)
StartBibliography & Books for Additional Reading
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