Edited by Felipe Solís (†)
Photographs by Martirene Alcántara
Teotihuacan, or the "City of the Gods", is one of the largest cities ever to have risen in native America. It was the most powerful city-state and protagonist of central Mexico's Classical period.
Its origins date back to the year circa 100 BC and its decline can be dated to around 550 AD. Its inhabitants, some of whom were magnificent artists, created unique pieces which today are examples of masterpieces of universal plastic art. These archaeological finds, found over the years in various excavations and then divided up among the most important museums in the world, are brought together here and reassembled in a rich artistic world: monumental sculptures, portions of mural paintings, bas reliefs, containers and figurines, musical instruments, objects made in polished stone and wood inlay, jewels made in shell, bone or precious stone, all evoking the lifestyle, myths and culture of a glorious era of wealth, power and splendour.
2010, 24 x 28 cm, 256 pages
310 colour illustrations, hardcover
Rome, Palazzo delle Esposizioni
9 November 2010 - 27 February 2011