Eduardo Matos Moctezuma Discovers Himself


Apr 10, 2018, 6:00 pm
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Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street.
Photo courtesy George Yepes
Photo courtesy George Yepes

Excavations of the Great Aztec Temple

Eduardo Matos Moctezuma, Archaeologist and Author

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.

Eduardo Matos Moctezuma Lecture Series, Inaugural Presentation
Free and open to the public.
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.