National Museum of Anthropology
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4 | National Museum of Anthropology
6 | Intrudiccion to Anthropology
7 | Mesoamerica
7 | Map of regions of Mesoamerica
8 | Origins
10 | Pre-Classic
12 | Teotihuacan
18 | Toltec
21 | Mexica
26 | Oaxaca
30 | Gulf Coast
35 | Maya
40 | Northern Mexico
41 | Western Mexico
45 | Ethnography
Giovanni Dagli Orti, Michel Zabé, Irmgard Groth
22 x 12.5 cm – 8.66 x 4.92 in
ISBN 978 968 6434 98 9
Mexico City’s National Museum of Anthropology is considered one of the most notable works of contemporary Mexican architecture and is also one of the most harmonious frameworks conceived to exhibit pieces of Ancient Mexico.
The most important works of archeology and pre-Hispanic art, as well as testimonies of daily and ritual life of contemporary indigenous groups, are housed in the National Museum of Anthropology, built in Chapultepec Park and projected by architect Ramírez Vázquez.
A complete guide on the National Museum of Anthropology of Mexico City, the best in the world in its specialty!
After an introduction on the creation of the museum and a location map of the regions of Mesoamerica the tour begins in the hall of origins; this is followed, room by room, by all the cultures of Mexico, from the Olmecs to the Aztecs. At the end, the guide includes photographs and an explanation of the ethnography rooms where the popular art of Mexico’s current indigenous groups are collected.
Through its pages and led by selected illustrations of the pieces exhibited in the different rooms, the reader can become familiar with the cultures that flourished in pre-Hispanic Mexico.
The text and the illustration captions written by a well-known specialist, fully complete knowledge of the topic.
Did you know that the sculpture of Tláloc (god of rain) that rises at the entrance of the museum’s esplanade, stands 7 m (23 ft) tall, weighs 168 tons and was brought from a town 50 km (31 Mile) away from Mexico City.
Ironically in the early morning on April 16, 1964, the god of rain was met by an extremely strong storm, unusual for that time of year