El Templo Mayor Museum
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The Templo Mayor Museum, in Mexico City’s Zocalo, is one of the museums with greatest impact in Mexico City. It was inaugurated in 1987, once the rescue work directed by archaeologist Roberto Matos Moctezuma, from 1978 to 1982, was completed.
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The accidental finding of the monolith with the sculpted image of the Mexica lunar goddess Coyolxauhqui, was the origin of this archaeological project. The finding of Coyolxauhqui, called the adorer of heads, made possible the rescue of numerous archaeological jewels corresponding to the main temple (thus called Templo Mayor) of the ancient city of the Mexica peoples. Said pieces add up to seven thousand, and are on exhibit now in all their splendor throughout eight rooms. Ritual objects and religious offerings such as masks, gold and silver pieces, carved stone, polychrome vessels, earthen and stone carved objects are included.
The building, with its large glass walls, was designed by Pedro Ramirez Vazquez. During an exciting tour of this area, visitors have the opportunity to follow a synthesis of the history of the Mexica peoples, from their origins to the consolidation of their empire in the Valley of Mexico. This includes all their cultural expressions, commerce and social and political organization.
Among the most spectacular pieces are the stones representing the lunar goddess Coyolxauhqui and the earth goddess, Tlaltecuhtli. This museum is very close to other places of interest, such as the National Palace, the National Museum of Cultures, the Jose Luis Cuevas Museum, the Metropolitan Cathedral, and the San Carlos Academy of Art, among others.
Visit The Museo del Templo Mayor (The Grate Temple Museum) located on Seminario Street # 8, in the Historic Downtown of Mexico. Open Tuesday – Sunday 9:00-17:00 hrs. This includes access to the museum and the archaeological zone.
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