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Mexico opens Ancient Mayan Exhibition in Tokyo National Museum

Mexico City, Mexico — Mexico has opened its Ancient Mayan Exhibition in the Tokyo National Museum. The country’s pieces are being exhibited in the Special Exhibition Galleries in the Heisei Building.

On display are Mexico’s valued pieces of sculptures, ceremonial objects and ancient manuscripts, offering an approach to these three pre-Hispanic civilizations.

The exhibition called Ancient Mexico: Maya, Aztec and Teotihuacan, opened its doors to the public on June 16, at the National Museum of Tokyo, in the capital of Japan.

It is the first time since 1995 that Mexico has had an exhibition on ancient Mexican civilizations.

With the invitation to embark on a captivating journey and explore the wonders of ancient Mexico, the exhibition will remain open in the Asian venue until September 3, 2023.

The museographic assembly focuses on three significant civilizations: Maya, Aztec and Teotihuacan and contains 143 pieces of which 139 are original and four reproductions.

Sculptures, murals, ceremonial objects and ancient manuscripts are included in the four-chapters. They include Chapter one, Invitation to Ancient Mexico, Chapter two, Teotihuacán, City of the Gods, Chapter three, Maya: The Rise and Fall of City-States and Chapter four, Aztecs and the Great Temple of Tenochtitlan.

The event was organized by the Secretariat of Culture of the Government of Mexico through the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) and the Nippon Hoso Kyokai.

Following its season in Tokyo, the exhibition will run at the Kyushu National Museum in Fukuoka from October 3 to December 10, 2023 and then at the Osaka National Museum of Art from February 6 to May 6, 2024.