The ancient city of Teotihuacan flourished in central Mexico in the first millennium AD. This multi-ethnic, cosmopolitan city was the largest urban centre in the Americas in its day. This exhibition presents recent findings from Mexican national and international archaeological projects excavating at Teotihuacan’s three main pyramids (the Sun, Moon, and the Feathered Serpent) and major residential compounds — discoveries which have changed our understanding of the city’s history. Find out more about the ‘City and Cosmos’ exhibition at LACMA’s website.
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Circular Relief (300–450), Sun Pyramid, Teotihuacan, Mexico. Courtesy Museo Nacional de Antropología/INAH
Old Fire God (150–550), Old Fire God, Teotihuacan, Mexico. Courtesy Museo Nacional de Antropología/INAH
Standing Figurine (200–50), Feathered Serpent Pyramid, Teotihuacan, Mexico. Courtesy Museo Nacional de Antropología/INAH
Flowering Tree, (detail from Feathered Serpent and Flowering Trees Mural; 500–50), Teotihuacan, Mexico Courtesy Museo Nacional de Antropología/INAH
Incensario (incense burner) (350–400), Teotihuacan, Mexico. Photo: Jorge Peréz de Lara Elías; courtesy Zona de Monumentos Arqueológicos de Teotihuacán/INAH; © INAH