Happy anniversary, National Museum of Anthropology!These are 5 jewels of the enclosure

Happy anniversary, National Museum of Anthropology!These are 5 jewels of the enclosure

La actual sede del Museo Nacional de Antropología fue inaugurada el 17 de septiembre de 1964, por lo que este viernes es su aniversario número 57.

This museum has as their work to investigate, conserve, exhibit and disseminate archaeological and ethnographic collections.

For its anniversary, we tell you about five jewels that protect.

Surprise on the Mayan train!They find more than 2,000 archaeological vestiges in section 1

El Paraguas

This column was made by the Chávez Morado brothers, while the design was based on the concept and script by Jaime Torres Bodet.

The umbrella is coated with bronze and has a sculptural relief.This emphasizes the environment by free water drop.

The composition has as its axis the four cardinal points, each with their respective interpretation about the integration and projection of Mexico (east and west view), as well as the struggle of the Mexican people for their freedom (north and south view).

El Estanque

In the central courtyard of the enclosure is a pond linked to the Mexica room;It was designed by the architect Pedro Ramírez Vázquez.

¡Feliz aniversario, Museo Nacional de Antropología! Estas son 5 joyas del recinto

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Just in November 2020, this space was remodeled.For the first time in 56 years, the pond was subjected to a larger manager, taking advantage of the confinement by the Covid-19 pandemic.

In him there is now an ajolotary with 158 copies of the amphibian.There are also six thousand Charales and Acociles.

La Piedra del Sol

This colossal monument synthesizes the astronomical knowledge of Mexican society.

The monolith was located on December 17, 1790 next to the Plaza Mayor of the CDMX, and is now in the Mexican Museum room.

The stone weighs 24.5 tons and its diameter is 3.6 meters.In the center, the monolith has a semi -offered face of Tonatiuh, god of the sun;His tongue is represented by a knife, symbol of the sacrifice he demanded to feed and be reborn every day by the East after his night journey through the underworld, according to the Government of Mexico.


The figure that represents Coatlicue, mother goddess of the earth according to the Mexican culture, is also found in this enclosure.The deity was the mother of Huitzilopochtli, God of the Mexica.

This is the monument of a decapitated and partially unraveled woman.The piece was found in 1790 in remodeling works of the Plaza Mayor of the then New Spain;It is currently part of the museum's archaeological collection.

La piedra de Tízoc

It is a cylindrical monolith of Andesite;measures 265 centimeters in diameter and 94 high.Weighs 9.5 tons.

In it are 15 scenes in which the winner is King Tízoc, a Mexican sovereign.In the sculpture, the Tlatoani Tízoc holds 15 lords from different peoples, as a sign of conquest.

On the upper face of the monolith appears the carved image of the sun;From there a channel that crosses the stone to the edge, describes the INAH.