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Ciudad de Mexico, Distrito Federal, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

The National Anthropology Museum of Mexico

 
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, January 25, 2017
1. The National Anthropology Museum of Mexico Marker
Inscription.
Museo Nacional de Antropologia.
Tiene sus inicios en 1825 cuando el Presidente Guadalupe Victoria crea el Museo Nacional de Historia coleccionando objetos arquelogicos y documentos prehispánicos. Sufriendo posteriormente cambios debidos a los diferentes momentos históricos que paso el país, pero enriqueciendose con los diferentes donativos y con los resultados de los primeros trabajos arqueológicos y antropológicos del país, por lo que se contituyo en el Museo Nacional de Antropologia e Historia y Etnografia, que antiguamente se localizaba en la Calle de la Moneda No. 13, y fue trasladado al Bosque de Chapultepec en el año de 1964.

English translation:
The National Anthropology Museum of Mexico
The origins of the museum date to 1825 when President Guadalupe Victoria created the National Museum of History by collecting archaeological objects and pre-hispanic documents. After suffering changes due to the different historical moments that the country has undergone, but enriching its collections with many different donations that made up the first archaeological and anthropological works of the country, it was constituted as the National Museum of Anthropology, History and Ethnography. It was originally located at Calle de la Moneda 13. It was finally transferred to the
A nearby additional National Anthropology Museum of Mexico Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 25, 2017
2. A nearby additional National Anthropology Museum of Mexico Marker

Museo Nacional de Antropología
Construido bajo la dirección del Arq. Pedro Ramírez Vázquez, inaugurado en 1964, cuenta con la colección más importante de piezas arqueológicas en el país, con un acervo de 10 mil de ellas, distribuidas en diez salas organizadas por periodos y culturas.
En la planta alta se encuentran diez salas de etnografía, con alrededor de 5 mil objetos elaborados por diversas culturas indígenas contemporáneas.

English translation:
The National Anthropology Museum
Built under the direction of architect Pedro Ramírez Vázquez and inaugurated in 1964, it has the most important collection of archaeological pieces in the country, with a collection of 10 thousand ítems. They are distributed in ten areas, organized by periods and cultures.
On the top floor are ten exhibition areas relatd to ethnography, with about 5 thousand objects elaborated by diverse contemporary indigenous cultures.
Chapultepec Forest complex in 1964.

 
Location. 19° 25.544′ N, 99° 11.071′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de Mexico, Distrito Federal. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Avenida Grutas and Paseo de la Reforma. Touch for map. The markers are directly east of the entrance to the National Museum of Anthropology of Mexico. Marker is in this post office area: Ciudad de Mexico, Distrito Federal 11560, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stela E of Quiriguá (about 240 meters away, measured in a direct line); Museum of National History (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); From the Peak (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); National Astronomical Observatory of Mexico (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Francisco Marquez, Child Hero of Mexico (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); The Castle Garden (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); The March of Loyalty (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); The Military College of Mexico (approx. 0.7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de Mexico.
 
Categories. AnthropologyMan-Made FeaturesNative AmericansPaleontology
 
The National Anthropology Museum of Mexico Markers image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 25, 2017
3. The National Anthropology Museum of Mexico Markers
The markers can be seen to the right, with the entrance to the museum in the distance.
The National Anthropology Museum of Mexico image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 25, 2017
4. The National Anthropology Museum of Mexico
A view of the interior plaza of the museum, with the iconic waterfall column in the center of the photo.
The Aztec Sun Stone image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 25, 2017
5. The Aztec Sun Stone
The museum houses some of the most important Aztec cultural and historical objects. Probably the most famous is this, the Aztec Sun Stone, created in the early decades of the 16th century. It is notable for its image of the Aztec solar diety, Tonatiuh, with a tongue made of a stone knife and hands gripping human hearts.
Coatlicue at The National Anthropology Museum of Mexico image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 25, 2017
6. Coatlicue at The National Anthropology Museum of Mexico
This statue of Coatlicue, originally discovered by Europeans in 1790, is also found at the museum. It represents the Aztec god of Coatlicue ("skirt of snakes"), known as a mother deity. In Aztec mythology she gives birth to the moon, stars, sun and war. The statue includes a skirt made of snakes, a necklace of human hearts and hands and a head made of two opposing snake heads.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 17, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 63 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 17, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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