Tuesday, February 11, 2014

National Museum of Anthropology

This museum is the most visited museum in Mexico and it was quite over whelming in all that it contained and we took it at a fast clip.  It had a huge variety of exhibits and some of them were extremely large.  We paid the extra money to have headsets in English so we could hear about some of the exhibits--but not all.  While in the museum, the camera ceased to work and what we thought were dead batteries, turned out to be a full memory card--or we would have even more photos!

Nice sidewalk leading to the museum.
 
Sherryl in front of the Teotihuacan Display

This necklace is made of human teeth.
The sign below tells how many of what kind of teeth are involved



These two murals show where the ruins in Mexico are located



Exhibit of a burial ground. 

Life in the village.


I liked the smile on this statue and the one below.


This was the ball court where they used their hips to knock the ball through the hoop on the wall.
video

Got this from Wikipedia: "The Aztec calendar stoneMexica sun stoneStone of the Sun(SpanishPiedra del Sol), or Stone of the Five Eras, is a large monolithic sculpture that was excavated in the Zócalo, the main square of Mexico City, on December 17, 1790. It was discovered while Mexico City Cathedral was being repaired. The stone is approximately 12 feet across and weighs approximately 24 tons."








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