The National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City

Up by the Bosque de Chapultepec, is a street with many museums. One of them is the National Museum of Anthropology, a huge two floored structure. Standard entry is MX$65 or around US$3, depending on the exchange rate, with free entry on Sundays to nationals and foreign residents. I happened to go on a Sunday so I was pleased to be able to walk straight through. It was really busy, there were many tours in foreign languages, students taking notes and some kind of treasure hunt I’m guessing, as small children had an activity sheet they were running around to find answers to.

The main courtyard is impressive and has an enormous fountain in the centre. From here, visitors can access the different rooms that explore the early ages of man. As expected for a museum in Mexico, there are many rooms that centre on Meso-american cultures such as the Mayans and Aztecs, in addition to lesser known cultures outside of the Americas such as the Olmec.

My favourite pieces were the Aztec calendar (featured image), the Lascaux cave drawings and the  X-rays of human skulls. Photos below!

 

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