Among the thirty-five World Heritage sites in Mexico, the ruins of ancient cities are especially popular. For over 3,000 years, from the 15th century BC until the Spanish conquest in the 16th century AD, unique civilizations adapted to and flourished in Mexico’s diverse environments. This exhibition focuses on three major civilizations — the Maya, Aztec, and Teotihuacan — while presenting ancient treasures from leading Mexican museums together with findings from the latest excavations. The exhibition delves into the mystery and allure of these civilizations by examining ancient peoples’ prayers to gods and nature, and their unique worldviews and aesthetics.
*in Japanese only