The great temple of the Aztecs : treasures of Tenochtitlan

by Eduardo Matos Moctezuma

Paper Book, 1988

Status

Available

Call number

F1219.1 .M5M35 1988

Publication

New York : Thames and Hudson, 1988.

Description

The Aztecs have fascinated and horrified Westerners for centuries. After Cortes' extraordinary conquest of the New World's most powerful civilization in 1521, the Aztec capital, Tenochtitlan, was levelled and its Great Temple demolished. Soon even the location of the old cult centre was lost - until 1978, when tunnelling for Mexico City's subway system unearthed clues that led to the rediscovery of the Great Temple and the most spectacular series of excavations ever conducted in Mexico.

Language

Physical description

192 p.; 26 cm

ISBN

050039024X / 9780500390245

Barcode

34662000514015

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