Location Country: Mexico







This vessel represents the goggle-eyed deity associated with rain and crops, critical for the agricultural Aztecs.

Tlaloc vessel



Offering #4, La Venta
These seventeen baby-faced figures may have represented a priestly ritual, a sacrifice, or a procession.

Offering #4, La Venta




The convento atrium was a place for preaching. This cross taught new converts about Christianity.

Atrial Cross at Acolman



Mesoamerica before European colonization
The Aztecs knew Teotihuacan as the “city of the gods” and revered it. But who were the people who built it?

Teotihuacan





Olmec
This was buried in an offering at an Aztec temple, some 1500 years later and far from where it was made.

Olmec mask


Coyolxauhqui Monolith
The family drama that lead to Coyolxuahqui’s dismemberment represented here has great soap opera potential.

Coyolxauhqui Monolith






Virgin of Guadalupe
The Virgin miraculously appeared to a Nahua man in 1531, and has since been the object of intense devotion.

Virgin of Guadalupe