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Here comes the sun… stone

Little darling . . . the the Aztec sun stone (Spanish: Piedra del Sol) is a late post-classic Mexica sculpture housed in the National Anthropology Museum in Mexico City, and is perhaps the most famous work of Mexican sculpture.  It is also somewhat of an enigma.

There are no clear indications about the authorship or purpose of the monolith, although there are certain references to the construction of a huge block of stone by the Mexicas in their last stage of splendor. 

It had been buried after the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire and the systematic destruction of the empire and its monuments.  Fortunately for us, it still exists, along with an impressive collection of other Aztec antiquities.

And you can visit this enigmatic treasure and Mexico City, which is a delight. See below.

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Mexico City Downtown Anthropology Museum and Chapultepec Castle
Viator has your tickets to the museum. Click above.
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Air Canada fly to Mexico City and beyond. Click above.