San Antonio Museum of Art – The Goddess and The King : Recent Archaeological Discoveries in Mexico City

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We had the great pleasure of attending a lecture and reception at The San Antonio Museum of Art . http://www.samuseum.org/ Professor Leonardo Lopez Lujan, the archeologist in charge of the Templo Mayor dig in Mexico City, presented the latest findings and discoveries ………….. they are amazing! Professor Lujan has been the senior researcher in archeology at the Museo del Templo Mayor in Mexico City and the Director of the Proyecto Templo Mayor since 1991. He participated in his first archeological dig at the age of eight. The Proyecto Templo Mayor of the Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia was created in 1978, when a monolith depicting Coyolxauhqui, the Aztec moon goddess was discovered as workers were digging a new subway line. Now, Professor Lujan’s team has discovered the largest Aztec sculpture ever found, that of the goddess Tlaltecuhtli.

aztec tomb picture

We arrived at the museum early to ensure a good seat, which, of course, meant a trip to the Cafe de Artistes for some wine………who would have guessed!!?!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The lecture was quite engaging and the new finds so very amazing.

 

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Afterwards, we were able to visit with Dr. Lujan and discuss his exciting and interesting life.

 He is a most gracious and engaging individual.

To learn more about these wonderful digs, visit: www.mesoweb.com

The we were off to New Braunfels to eat some dinner at what once was the original post office and now houses a wonderful seafood restaurant.

www.mcadoos.com

Of course, more wine was in order, along with some yummy fried oysters and crayfish…most did not make it into the photo!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

……and then the final course …… yummy fried soft shell crab. It was a most amazing day, filled with so many wonders.

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2 responses »

  1. I am homesick! Van Gogh at Philly Museum now. Wanna go to Philly M of A when here? We saw the Cezanne exhibit here several years ago. Great orchestra; great museum. …. Lots of wine pictures. Uh huh. MER

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