Eduardo Matos Montezuma: Excavations of the Great Aztec Temple


Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 6:00pm to 8:00pm


Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford St., Cambridge MA
The 1978 discovery of the Great Aztec Temple in downtown Mexico City riveted the international archaeological world. This monumental shrine dedicated to the Aztec war and rain gods had been buried beneath the city’s main plaza since the sixteenth-century Spanish conquest. Facing a project of great historical significance with demanding scientific challenges, Mexico appointed archaeologist Eduardo Matos Moctezuma to lead the multiyear, multidisciplinary team that ultimately unearthed the Great Temple and its Aztec treasures. Matos Moctezuma will discuss the professional and personal transformations that he and his team experienced as they unearthed and interpreted the heart of the Aztec world.

Free event parking at 52 Oxford Street Garage. Presented by Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology. Cosponsored by the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, the Moses Mesoamerican Archive, and Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University
This event will be livestreamed on the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture Facebook page.
A recording of this program will be available on our YouTube channel approximately three weeks after the lecture.