The greatest exhibition ever mounted regarding Teotihuacan continues being popular in Europe: more than 350,000 persons have admired it in museums of France, Switzerland, Germany and Italy, and in March 2011 it will continue visiting the Spanish cities of Barcelona and Madrid.
Teotihuacan. Ciudad de los Dioses, (Teotihuacan. City of Gods) is integrated by nearly 450 items gathered throughout 100 years of explorations at the Prehispanic site, and is currently open at the Palace of Exhibitions in Rome, until late February 2011.
The show organized by the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) has allowed people of other countries to learn more about one of the most important cultures of the Americas, as well as the divulgation of the refinement reached by this culture.
After its display at Nave Lewis in Monterrey, Mexico, where 75,000 visited it, and the National Museum of Anthropology (MNA) in Mexico City, where 80,000 persons admired it, Teotihuacan Ciudad de Dioses was mounted at Quai Branly Museum, in Paris, France, where 236,000 persons enjoyed it, according to figures provided by the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE).
The show was exhibited in Rietberg Museum, in Zurich, Switzerland, and then in Martin Grupius Bau, of Berlin, Germany, where the public has admired the artwork found during archaeological explorations conducted throughout 100 years at the city that once extended over 20 square kilometers.
After its display in Italy, the exhibition will travel to Spain, to be inaugurated in late March 2011 at La Caixa Forum in Barcelona, to be mounted in late June in Madrid.
The National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) has prepared a micro site in English, Spanish and French that can be visited at www.inah.gob.mx