Templo Mayor Museum, Mexico City.

Templo Mayor Museum, Mexico City.

 Skull Mask, funerary offering. Templo Mayor Museum, Mexico City.

Skull Mask, funerary offering. Templo Mayor Museum, Mexico City.

 Templo Mayor Museum, Mexico City.

Templo Mayor Museum, Mexico City.

 Templo Mayor Project. Most of the archaeological works performed in Mexico City's downtown had only been salvages provoked by accidental findings. Nevertheless, from 1978 on, the  Templo Mayor Project has worked on systematic excavations guided by an investigation and work plan. Up to date, six work seasons have been completed and the most recent one, the seventh, began on March 2007.

Templo Mayor Project. Most of the archaeological works performed in Mexico City's downtown had only been salvages provoked by accidental findings. Nevertheless, from 1978 on, the  Templo Mayor Project has worked on systematic excavations guided by an investigation and work plan. Up to date, six work seasons have been completed and the most recent one, the seventh, began on March 2007.

 Templo Mayor Museum, Mexico City.

Templo Mayor Museum, Mexico City.

 The Bat God and the God Xipe Totec, Templo Mayor Museum, Mexico City.

The Bat God and the God Xipe Totec, Templo Mayor Museum, Mexico City.

 Mictlantecuhtli (God of Death), Templo Mayor Museum, Mexico City.

Mictlantecuhtli (God of Death), Templo Mayor Museum, Mexico City.

 Natural size ceramic sculture representing an Eagle Warrior. Templo Mayor Museum, Mexico City.

Natural size ceramic sculture representing an Eagle Warrior. Templo Mayor Museum, Mexico City.

 Templo Mayor Museum, Mexico City.

Templo Mayor Museum, Mexico City.

 Fragments of a Tlaloc Brazier. This polychrome brazier originally formed part of the Templo Mayor base. It shows Tlaloc's face with his typical paper headdress crowned with feathers, as well as some symbols related with fire such as the xiuhtototl ("turquoise bird"), located on his forehead.

Fragments of a Tlaloc Brazier. This polychrome brazier originally formed part of the Templo Mayor base. It shows Tlaloc's face with his typical paper headdress crowned with feathers, as well as some symbols related with fire such as the xiuhtototl ("turquoise bird"), located on his forehead.

 Chacmool, Templo Mayor Museum, Mexico City.

Chacmool, Templo Mayor Museum, Mexico City.

  Disk depicting a  dismembered  Coyolxauhqui which was found during construction in 1978 in  Mexico City . Its discovery led to the excavation of the Templo Mayor.

Disk depicting a dismembered Coyolxauhqui which was found during construction in 1978 in Mexico City. Its discovery led to the excavation of the Templo Mayor.

     Earth goddess Tlaltecuhtli, found 2006 l ocated at the foot of the steps of the Great Temple. The monolith, despite being broken into four main parts, is preserved in excellent condition with a human face, clawed hands and feet, and labouring position. Templo Mayor Museum, Mexico City.

 

Earth goddess Tlaltecuhtli, found 2006 located at the foot of the steps of the Great Temple. The monolith, despite being broken into four main parts, is preserved in excellent condition with a human face, clawed hands and feet, and labouring position. Templo Mayor Museum, Mexico City.

 Chicomecoatl. This ceramic vase, decorated in a polychrome Cholula style, presents an image of Chicomecoatl: its cover shows Tlaloc, god of rain, pouring water. Templo Mayor Museum, Mexico City.

Chicomecoatl. This ceramic vase, decorated in a polychrome Cholula style, presents an image of Chicomecoatl: its cover shows Tlaloc, god of rain, pouring water. Templo Mayor Museum, Mexico City.

  Earth goddess Tlaltecuhtli, found 2006 l ocated at the foot of the steps of the Great Temple. The monolith, despite being broken into four main parts, is preserved in excellent condition with a human face, clawed hands and feet, and labouring position. Templo Mayor Museum, Mexico City.

Earth goddess Tlaltecuhtli, found 2006 located at the foot of the steps of the Great Temple. The monolith, despite being broken into four main parts, is preserved in excellent condition with a human face, clawed hands and feet, and labouring position. Templo Mayor Museum, Mexico City.

 Templo Mayor Museum, Mexico City.

Templo Mayor Museum, Mexico City.