Tuesday, August 01, 2006


Though we are not generally big "museum people", in Mexico City that is exactly what we became. And how could you not? The city is packed with many of the finest museums this side of the Atlantic!


Mexico City's world-renowned anthropology museum focuses mostly on what's been discovered about the history of the people who first settled the American hemisphere - from the first primitive settlers to the people who eventually built the great Mayan and Aztec empires.

Tens of thousands of incredible artifacts (some of them gigantic!) are on display in a very well-organized tour through more than 20 big rooms, with excellent contextual descriptions. You could easily spend an entire day here if you wanted to see and read everything.

The giant Stone of the Sun, also known as the Aztec Calendar - this piece measures somewhere around 6 feet in diameter.

Continue on through Mexico City