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Eduardo Matos Moctezuma
Eduardo Matos Moctezuma was born in Mexico City in 1940. He holds a master's degree in Archaeology and Anthropology from the National School of Anthropology and History and the National Autonomous University of Mexico, respectively. He has occupied different posts within the National Institute of Anthropology and History: Director of Pre-Hispanic Monuments; Director of the National School of Anthropology and History, and President of the Council of Archaeology. He has undertaken archaeological work at Comalcalco, Tepeapulco, Bonampak, Cholula, Coacalco and Tlatelolco. He coordinated the Tula Project and more recently the Teotihuacan Project, where he conducted important excavations at the Pyramid of the Sun, and since 1978 to the present, he has been director of the Templo Mayor Project and the Templo Mayor Museum as well. He has also been Director of the Center of Research and Higher Studies in Social Anthropology and later Director of the National Museum of Anthropology. He has been advisor to the National Indigenous Institute, a member of the Seminar on Mexico Culture, the Mexican Society of Geography and Statistics, the Society of Anthropologists of the Caribbean, and the Association of Writers of Mexico, among other organizations. He has received a number of awards in recognition of his accomplishments, including the Academic Palm granted by the University of France; the National Order of Merit and Knight of Arts and Letters, both from the French Government; the Andrés Bello Order, from the Government of the Republic of Venezuela, in addition to other distinctions granted within Mexico. He is a member of the prestigious National College. He has given more than 400 lectures in Mexico and abroad, and he has published more than one hundred articles and more than forty books, among the most noteworthy are: Muerte a filo de obsidiana; Life and Death in the Templo Mayor; Teotihuacan, Museo de Sitio; Teotihuacan, la metropolis de los Dioses; Aztecas; The Great Temple of the Aztecs; El rostro de la muerte; Los dioses que se negaron a morir and La Piedra del Sol, among many others.
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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