Teotihuacan: the City of Gods on display in Rome

Even in Christmas time, art and history are on display in Rome, with a special exhibition dedicated to the mysteries of Mexico.

From last November, 9th to February, 27th 2011, you will have the opportunity to marvel at “Mexico. Teotihuacan. La Città degli Dei” (“Mexico. Teotihuacan. City of Gods”), an exhibition dedicated to the pre-Columbian civilization of Teotihuacan (2nd – 7th centuries A.D).

The exhibition is taking place at Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome and for the very first time presents visitors the history, truth, art and culture of one of the most charming civilizations in Central America which ruled the whole Mesoamerica before the coming of the Aztecs.

Archaeological finds found in the sites of the capital of the ancient empire, unsolved, mysterious enigmas which still today intrigue and arouse interest in visitors from all over the world.

Over 300 masterpieces, ranging from fantastic monumental works of sculpture to onyx carvings and murals depicting religious beliefs and myths, statuettes in oxydian and jade, painted or inlaid terracotta vases and terracotta braziers with anthropomorphic, mythological and liturgical figures will testify to the sophistication, the creativity and the passion for art and design of a people whose capacity for expression, whose wisdom, and whose skill and culture are still enormously admired and closely studied today.

Teotihuacanhas its roots in the central area of Mexico, where it consolidated and grew until, a few centuries later, it had a population of almost 200,000 and it held sway over most of modern Mexico.  The city reached the peak of its splendor between 150 and 450 A.D. and it was was known and admired by all the civilizations who lived in the region.

A simple and monumental architecture, a fine artistic taste and a high-skilled handicraft: this is what made Teotihuacan site part of the UNESCO world cultural heritage since 1987.

At last, you will have the chance to discover the interesting history and culture of Teotihuacan here in Italy, in the wonderful city of Rome!

All this at Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome , until February, 27th 2011.

Further information about exhibitions and events in Rome are available on the website www.aboutroma.com

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