St. Augustine vs. Teotihuacán

St. Augustine

This beautiful Florida metropolis, the oldest colonial city in the United States, was once the capital of Spanish Florida. Founded by Ponce de Leon in 1565, the city is reputed to have been the site of the legendary “Fountain of Youth.” Can St. Augustine’s longevity and history of adventure keep the site in the mix of the ArchaeoMadness competition?


Urban, multiethnic, Teotihuacan was a social and economic powerhouse in the Basin of Mexico. Centuries after its fall, the Aztec named it the “place of the gods.” At its height, Teotihuacan was the sixth largest city in the world and its influence extended across Mesoamerica. The site's mix of residences, palaces, workshops, and temples is organized in a grid-pattern dominated by a broad central street called the “Avenue of the Dead.” Will this Mesoamerican marvel achieve divine status in ArchaeoMadness?

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