Photo: "Aztecs" (Melbourne Museum)
“Aztecs,” an exhibition that opened on Wednesday at the Melbourne Museum in southeastern Australia, features about 200 gold, jade, clay and stone artifacts from this people of the Valley of Mexico.
The exhibition showcases archaeological pieces from more than 20 Mexican museums, allowing the public to “discover the Aztecs’ ingenious agricultural technology, bustling trade and array of gods,” the museum said.
“Aztecs,” which runs until Aug. 10 in Melbourne, will be in Sydney from Sept. 13 until Feb. 1, 2015, providing Australians with an opportunity to learn about the different periods of a Native American empire that developed between the 14th and 16th centuries.
The exhibition was developed by the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa in association with Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History, or INAH.