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British Museum Aztec Exhibition

The British Museum launches a major new exhibition on the Aztec civilisation this September.

British Museum Aztec Exhibition.

British Museum Aztec Exhibition.

Few countries in the world are lucky enough to have as wide a range of ancient civilisations displaying the history of their nation as Mexico.

Of the three mighty empires which have arisen here, the Maya, Toltec and Aztec, it is perhaps this last one which is the most well known.

Aztec culture

Aztec Empire, AD 1325-1521.The Aztec culture had a rich and complicated set of mythological and religious beliefs: one of which was human sacrifices which they dedicated to their gods. The cities themselves were dominated by giant stone pyramids topped by temples, many of which survive to this day.

Now, the British Museum is about to undertake a major exhibition which explores Aztec civilisation during the 16th century.

About the exhibition

This major British Museum exhibition explores Aztec civilisation through the divine, military and political role of the last elected ruler, Moctezuma II (reigned AD 1502–1520).

24 September 2009 – 24 January 2010.

Opening hours:
Daily 10.00 - 17.30 (last entry 16.20).
Open late on Thursdays and Fridays until 20:30 (last entry 19:20).

Location: Quetzalcoatl mask.
The Reading Room of the British Museum.

Tickets and how to get there:
Ticket prices for this exhibition vary.

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