Monday, September 07, 2009

New Moctezuma Exhibit

"Moctezuma: Aztec Ruler" soon opens at the British Museum, showcasing more than 130 artifacts never seen outside of Mexico before and purportedly the first major exhibition about Moctezuma's life. A real highlight of the exhibit is the "Codex Moctezuma," on loan from Mexico's National Library of Anthropology and History. Interestingly, according to the curator, Colin McEwan, the codex, which was produced by indigenous scribes, is the only document depicting Moctezuma's mysterious death and suggests an alternative to the conventional theory that he was a willing agent of colonial rule. Seems like a really fascinating exhibit.

Does anyone out there living on or near the Isle of Britain want to review it for Museum Anthropology? If so, email us at

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