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Mexicolore’s school display of Aztec artefacts including Sunstone model

Aztec Sunstone map

As all those of you who’ve taken part in one of our Aztecs or Ancient Mesoamerica workshops will know, we take with us a wonderful model of the famous Mexica (Aztec) Sunstone - but it’s only a rough-and-ready copy, great for making general points but not too accurate... (Written by Ian Mursell/Mexicolore)

Young Mexicolore team member Joanna Sotres standing beneath the original Aztec Sunstone
Young Mexicolore team member Joanna Sotres standing beneath the original Aztec Sunstone (Click on image to enlarge)

Just as the original makes a stunning centrepiece in the Sala Mexica (Aztecs Hall) of Mexico’s largest museum in Mexico City, our model makes a splash in the centre of our display in schools. We often get questions in schools about the Sunstone, so to make it easier to study it in more detail, click on the PDF Download button below...

Tomas Filsinger’s superb illustration of the Aztec Sunstone
Tomas Filsinger’s superb illustration of the Aztec Sunstone (Click on image to enlarge)

Here’s a small version of the Sunstone illustration you can download. It was drawn many years ago by a good friend of ours, Tomas Filsinger. Follow the links below to learn MUCH more about the Sunstone...

This article was uploaded to the Mexicolore website on Mar 14th 2017

Acrobat logo Download a PDF ‘map’ of the Aztec Sunstone

Our ‘Interactive Sunstone Experience’

A great article on the Sunstone, for older students...

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