The Templo Mayor Museum welcomes you to the Internet and hopes that you will enjoy your visit.
Inaugurated on October
12, 1987, this site museum preserves, exhibits and publicizes information
on archaeological materials excavated over the course of several seasons
of work conducted by the Templo Mayor Project,
from 1978 to the present. The museum has eight halls
exhibiting thousands of objects, many of them from the more than 110 offerings
uncovered in the Archaeological Zone, as well as sculptures, reliefs and
other elements found in this area. Here, the Templo Mayor of the Mexica
is reproduced symbolically and in the form of museum displays. To reflect
the distribution of their shrines at the Great Temple, the halls in the
south wing are dedicated to Huitzilopochtli,
god of war, related to the Sun, and those in the north wing to Tlaloc,
god of rain.
LastModified: November 30, 2000.
Museo del Templo Mayor, Instituto Nacional de AntropologÔa e Hist¸ria, M┌xico.
Seminario #8, Centro Hist¸rico. Cuauht┌moc, M┌xico, D.F. 06060
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