Mexica Museo Nacional de Antropología
The Hall of the Mexica is located in a privileged area of the National Museum of Anthropology: the central section, thus making it the building's vertex. Indeed, by housing the Piedra del Sol, or Stone of the Sun, which stands as a kind of altar to Mexican indigenous nationality, the hall serves as the heart of our preHispanic past. The mirror of water in the center of the court yard evokes the lake region inhabited by the Mexica and their neighbors. Written in bronze letters is the message: «Totenyo Totaubca Mexica» (Our Glory, Our Mexica Fame), to remind the visitor that the llame of our country comes from these people, and that all of us who live in this nation are Mexicans.The Hall of the Mexica exhibits more than 700 archaeological works belonging to the period which specialists term as Mesoamerican Late Post-Classic (1300-1521 AD). This period marked the final era of Mesoamerican development, when the Mexica militarily dominated a vast expanse of the cultural macro-area.