• Day8

    Museo de Antropología Nacional

    June 2, 2018 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Did the hop on hop off bus tour from Zócalo, eventually getting off at the Museo de Antropología Nacional.

    Wow! This is one place if you go to México City you must visit. Spent about three hours going round it, and still didn't see it all.

    The museum's collections include the Stone of the Sun (Aztec Calendar), giant stone heads of the Olmec civilization that were found in the jungles of Tabasco and Veracruz, treasures recovered from the Mayan civilization, at the Sacred Cenote at Chichen Itza, a replica of the sarcophagal lid from Pacal's tomb at Palenque and ethnological displays of contemporary rural Mexican life. It also has a model of the location and layout of the former Aztec capital Tenochtitlan, the site of which is now occupied by the central area of modern-day Mexico City.
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