Life and Death in the Templo Mayor

by Eduardo Matos Moctezuma

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Mesoamerican Worlds Series

"This book provides a fascinating, well-informed interpretation of data obtained during the excavation of this important site, and is a major contributor to an understanding of the complexities of Mexican beliefs and their concepts of the universe."
—The British Bulletin of Publications on Latin America


The great temple known as the Templo Mayor of Tenochtitlan symbolizes the axis mundi, the Aztec center of the world, where the sky, the earth, and the underworld met. In this volume, Matos Moctezuma uses his unmatched familiarity with the archaeological details to present a concise and well-supported development of this theme.


Eduardo Matos Moctezuma directed the renowned Templo Mayor Project (1978–2001), which excavated the Great Aztec Temple of the island capital of Tenochtitlan, next to the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Zócalo, Mexico City’s famous central plaza. Matos has served as President of the Archaeology Council and held numerous directorial positions at Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History. He has published over 500 articles, exhibition catalogues, and monographs, including Life and Death in the Templo Mayor (1995) and Moctezuma's Mexico with Davíd Carrasco (2002). From 1979 to the present, he has guided and worked with Davíd Carrasco in setting the research and publishing agenda of the Moses Mesoamerican Archive.

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  • Publication Year: 1995
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