Inside Mexico City’s Museum of Anthropology

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One amazing attraction in Mexico City is their Museum of Anthropology.  Filled with hall after hall of ancient treasures unearthed from pre-Hispanic Mexico as well as items from more recent indigenous Mexican cultures of today.

See some of the treasures inside the Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City

The museum contains significant archaeological and anthropological artifacts including the Aztex calendar stone and finds from Mayan, Aztec, Olmec and other ancient cultures dating from around 5000BC onwards.

There is some English signage at the start of each hall, but sadly most individual items are not labelled in English so I can’t tell you much about them.

There are many ancient pottery pieces in the museum which I loved, as it shows you the sense of humour of the people who made them those thousands and thousands of years ago.

Here are a few of my favourites.

See some of the treasures inside the Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City

 

See some of the treasures inside the Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City

 

See some of the treasures inside the Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City

There are also many stone relics and carvings as well as a reconstruction of a Mayan Temple.

See some of the treasures inside the Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City

From small tableau’s

See some of the treasures inside the Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City

 

To giant statues

See some of the treasures inside the Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City

The museum has done some amazing work creating replicas from the ruins of Teoihuacan (below)

See some of the treasures inside the Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City

Ancient gold and turquoise jewellery.

To decorative pieces.

See some of the treasures inside the Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City

 

See some of the treasures inside the Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City

Head upstairs into the galleries that include artifacts from more modern Mexican life.

See some of the treasures inside the Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City

See some of the treasures inside the Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City

 

See some of the treasures inside the Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City

 

I loved these delicately beaded sculptures with their vibrant colours.

 

See some of the treasures inside the Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City

 

See some of the treasures inside the Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City

See some of the treasures inside the Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City

Then there are some amazing textile pieces.

See some of the treasures inside the Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City

This little parrot was cross-stitched onto a dress.

See some of the treasures inside the Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City

And then of course there are items decorated with painting.

See some of the treasures inside the Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City

 

See some of the treasures inside the Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City

 

See some of the treasures inside the Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City

And made from all sorts of different materials.

See some of the treasures inside the Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City

 

See some of the treasures inside the Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City

Inside Mexico City's Museum of Anthropology

The museum has so many fascinating pieces and is a must-visit if you find yourself in Mexico City.

Museum of Anthropology

Situated Av. Paseo de la Reforma and Calzada Gandhi s / n Col. Chapultepec Polanco. Del. Miguel Hidalgo. CP 11560, Mexico City

Open 9am – 7pm Tuesday – Sunday

Admission Fee $70MX pesos (children under 13 free)

Inside Mexico City's Museum of Anthropology

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