Dates: 9 Apr 2014 - 10 Aug 2014
Address: Melbourne Museum, 11 Nicholson Street, Carlton, Victoria 3053
Phone: 03 8341 7767
Melbourne Museum hosts a fascinating exhibition on the Aztec Empire, featuring stunning artefacts never before seen in Australia. It's an incredible story of war, religious devotion, economic and technological development - and ultimately, tragedy.
Museum Victoria CEO Dr Patrick Greene says Victorians will be fascinated by the rise and fall of the Aztecs, between the 14th and 16th centuries, including the spectacular growth of the city of Tenochtitlan - at one stage the world's largest metropolis.
Aztecs is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to really immerse yourself in a civilisation that developed almost in parallel with our own. The Aztecs thrived with a sophisticated economic and cultural ethic that rivalled some of the leading lights of Europe at the time.
The downfall of the Aztec civilisation proved to be as dramatic as its rise. Spanish explorers and conquistadors arrived in 1519 and were at first welcomed by the Aztecs. But by 1521, military battles and the new diseases inadvertently brought by the Spanish invaders had taken their toll - and the great Aztec Empire was no more.
Aztecs was developed by the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa in partnership with Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History and National Council for Culture, the Australian Museum and Museum Victoria.
Content: Melbourne Museum
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Child - Museum Victoria Member
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Adult - Museum Victoria Member
Two adults and two children
One adult and two children
Free entry for children under six years of age
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