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Project Templo Mayor
Hypothetical reconstruction of the Templo Mayor, showing the great building and its different construction stages in the lower part. The Templo Mayor Project arose from the accidental discovery of the Coyolxauhqui monolith in 1978. This discovery led to a presidential decree authorizing a major exploration project, which was headed by Eduardo Matos Moctezuma, who has continued to be in charge of the Project as well as director of the Museum. The Project's central objective is to rescue the remains of the Templo Mayor and associated objects and buildings, to preserve them, research them, and make information on all this work available to the public. After 20 years of uninterrupted labors, archaeological work and research have resulted in considerable new information on the Mexicas.
Last Modified: January 14, 1998.
Museo del Templo Mayor, Instituto Nacional de Antropología e História, México.
Seminario #8, Centro Histórico. Cuauhtémoc, México, D.F. 06060
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