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A City To Track Time

Ancient civilizations had a hard time keeping track of time. This city was built to overcome that problem.

lundi 20 mars, Il y a 2 mois
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Teotihuacán was a mysterious civilization that left behind a vast city, built to track time using the sun, stars, and mountains. Today, people still celebrate the spring equinox at the ruins, where rituals were once performed to honor their gods.


• Celestial - positioned in or relating to the sky, or outer space as observed in astronomy.

• Prioritize - designate or treat (something) as more important than other things.

• Rituals - a religious or solemn ceremony consisting of a series of actions performed according to a prescribed order.

• Sacrifices - an act of giving up something valued for the sake of something else regarded as more important or worthy.

• Theorized - form a theory or set of theories about something.

• Map - a diagrammatic representation of an area of land or sea showing physical features, cities, roads, etc.Borders - the edge or boundary of something, or the part near it.

• Dispatches - Communication sent from someone in the field.

• Publishing - prepare and issue (a book, journal, or piece of music) for public sale.

• Newsletters - a bulletin issued periodically to the members of a society, business, or organization.

• Equinox - the time or date (twice each year) at which the sun crosses the celestial equator when day and night are of equal length (about September 22 and March 20).

• Plazas - a public square, marketplace, or similar open space in a built-up area.

Source: Vox Borders

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