Museo Nacional de Antropologia - INAH

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  • Day134

    Anthropological Museum

    March 14 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    Today we spent a full day in Mexico city's anthropological museum, we intended on coming here on our first visit in February but we didn't have enough days in this amazing city 😊 and you really need a whole day here at least. It must be the largest museum we've ever been to. It literally takes you from the dawn of man right through to the modern day cultures of Mexico, visiting every civilization and culture in great detail. To be honest it was a little overwhelming 😂 However it was fascinating to learn about the rich history of central America, especially through the Mayan and Aztec eras. Before we went we knew there were once Mayans and probably at one point Aztecs as well, maybe at the same time? But we never imagined how complex each civilization was, and how many different civilizations inhabited Mexico that weren't the Mayans or the Aztecs (turns out the Aztecs aren't even a single group but several different ones that inhabited the South West of Mexico for several centuries) The number of artifacts they have from each one of these cultures is astounding. The most impressive being the famous Mayan calendar: A huge, circular, stone tablet that used to take center stage in the main square of what is now Mexico City.Read more

  • Day3

    Day 3 - Ricon del Bosque (CDMX)

    December 22, 2019 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    🚇 General Anaya —> 🚇Hidalgo

    📍Iglesia di San Hipolito y San Casiano
    📍Museo National de antropologia

    🇲🇽 Mexican flag
    an eagle, holding a serpent in its talon, is perched on top of a prickly pear cactus; the cactus is situated on a rock that rises above a lake. The coat of arms is derived from an Aztec legend that their gods told them to build a city where they spot an eagle on a nopal eating a serpent, which is now Mexico City.

    🗣 Posole (or Pozole)
    According to anthropologists, this pre-Hispanic soup was once used as part of ritual sacrifices. These days chicken, pork and vegetarian pozole versions are readily available in more everyday surroundings. Made from hominy corn with plenty of herbs and spices, the dish is traditionally stewed for hours, often overnight. Once it's ready to serve, lettuce, radish, onion, lime and chilli are sprinkled on top. 

    📌The Aztec Sun Stone (or Calendar Stone) depicts the five consecutive worlds of the sun from Aztec mythology. The stone is not, therefore, in any sense a functioning calendar, but rather it is an elaborately carved solar disk, which for the Aztecs and other Mesoamerican cultures represented rulership.
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  • Day177

    A sinking beauty

    January 7, 2017 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    We spent a beautiful day in Mexico City. Filled with touristy stuff like the hop on-off bus, the anthropological museum, a bunch of city squares and cathedrals, and a less touristy evening, checking out a few bars in the Candesa neighborhood. Oh and we saw a huge protest in the streets of downtown :)

    We're definitely enjoying our time here. One of the most obvious facts about mexico city - besides is insane size - is that it is sinking. 10 meters in the past 60 years!!! The reason is that it was been built on a dried lake bed, which cannot hold all the weight of this gigantic city. You see many older buildings leaning one way, streets are quite uneven in places, it's nothing I've ever seen before.

    Oh and it's such a valuable time with my brother! Can't wait for more exploring tomorrow :)
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  • Day66

    Ciudad de México - semana VI

    August 8, 2019 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Das riesige anthropologische Museum zeigt Vielfalt und Reichtum der indigenen Völker. Es gibt viele berühmte Fundstücke aus der Maya- und Aztekenzeit zu betrachten, unter anderem den 'Stein der Sonne'.
    Im Palacio de Bellas Artes gibt es wieder viele große Wandgemälde und eine tollen Innenraum zu sehen und im Museo Franz Mayer können wir uns die World Press Photo 2019 Ausstellung anschauen.
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  • Day2

    Museo Nacional de Antropología

    October 1, 2017 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Ein bisschen Bildung muss auch sein! 😉
    Besuch im Nationalmuseum für Anthropologie, um die Kultur der Maya und Azteken etwas kennenzulernen. Einige Fundstädten werden wir im Laufe der Reise noch besuchen!Read more

  • Day2

    Mexiko-City, Anthropologisches Museum

    November 20, 2016 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Am Nachmittag besuchten wir das anthropologische Museum, das in einem sehr modernen Gebäute untergebracht ist.

    Im Park vor dem Museum konnten wir den Tanz der Voladores - der fliegenden Tänzer - beobachten. Ein über 1400 Jahre altes Ritual.

    In verschiedenen Hallen kann man sich über alle präkolumbianischen Völker informieren.
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  • Day2

    Die Azteken

    November 20, 2016 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Bei Ankunft der Spanier herrschten die Azteken über große Teile Zentralmexikos. In ihrer Hauptstadt Tenochtitlan, die heute unter dem modernen Mexiko-City begraben ist, lebten 200.000 Menschen.

    Der Herrscher hatte absolute Macht und Gefangene wurden den Göttern geopfert, um den Kreislauf zwischen Tag und Nacht und zwischen Regen- und Trockenzeit zu bewahren.Read more

  • Day2

    Die Maya

    November 20, 2016 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Die Maya herrschten im Süden Mexikos in Städten wie Palenque und sie hatten ein Schriftsystem.
    Durch die noch erhaltenen Codices und Inschriften weiß man viel über ihr Leben und, dass sie gute Mathematiker waren.Read more

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