Wednesday, April 29, 2015

A Day at the Museum of Anthropology - Mexico City

We arrived in Mexico City yesterday afternoon.  Today we were super excited to get out and see some sights.  First stop - The Museo de Antropologia.  Anthropology is the study of humans, past and present.  Yes, I actually had to Google that.  When I checked Trip Advisor to see what we should be seeing while here, this came up as numero uno.  It is also a great museum to visit prior to seeing the pyramids of Teotihuacan which we will visit later in the week. 

I cannot express how amazing the museum was.  First of all the price was right.  Adult admission was $4.26 USD and the kids were free.  It was such a fascinating experience viewing original and replicated ruins, statues, jewelry, pottery, carvings, etc.  The exhibits displayed artifacts from the Toltecs, Olmecs, Mixtecs, Mayans, Zapotecs, and Aztecs.  We learned about each groups' rituals and beliefs and culture as well as what region of Mexico they occupied.  My favorite display was the Stone of the Sun created by the Aztecs.  This is often called the Aztec calendar, however, it was actually believed to be used as a  ritual altar for gladiatorial sacrifices.  The visit was a great educational experience for the kids.  Hannah was engrossed in reading every sign she could find in English and listening to the audio guide.  Katelyn found it interesting to view in person artifacts that she had read about in her history book.  It was a great time had by all. 

Jake and I couldn't get over how cool everything was, so we took an obscene amount of pictures...


































2 comments:

  1. Love all the pics from Mexico City. What a great thing to do. Richard, Jude and Katya.

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