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I Tesori degli Atzechi

In collaborazione con Il Museo antropologico di Città del Messico e i Musei del Tempio Mayor

dal 20/03/2004 al 18/07/2004

The exhibition, rich in more than 350 masterpieces from Mexico, illustrates each expects of the most famous pre-Columbian culture. The Aztecs are famous and remembered for their rituals related to human sacrifices that so horrified the Spanish Conquistadores. The latter came across last bloomed in the footsteps of the ancient Toltecs and part of the Maya. The meeting between the Western world and the Aztec world led to the decline of the Aztec people, especially decimated by diseases brought by the Europeans. The temples, the statues, the codes were destroyed, burned at the stake by the missionaries took to erase the pagan barbarian and bloodthirsty. Few works were saved from this destruction, and will be exhibited in Rome at the Fondazione Memmo; The collection is the most important in the Aztec culture survived the destruction of the Spaniards.