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?


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