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Aztecs: Conquest and Glory

MictlantecuhtliPhoto: DMC INAH. H. Montano
Photo: DMC INAH. H. Montano
Aztecs: Conquest and Glory
WELLINGTON  •  Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa  •  Ongoing
More than 200 treasured artefacts have been collected from museums throughout Mexico to go on show in New Zealand for the first time. The centre piece of the Te Papa exhibition is a walk-in Aztec Temple. The exterior is a replica of the Templo Mayor, one of the main Aztec temples. The structure was created in seven stages by successive emperors, each asserting the growing power of the Aztec empire, beginning with the founding of Tenochtitlán in 1325. The temple was destroyed after the Spanish conquistadors overthrew the empire in 1521.

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Website

Contact: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
55 Cable Street
Wellington, New Zealand
Tel: (64) 4 381 70 00

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