Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Dr. Leonardo López Luján - "The Aztec Templo Mayor"

February 27th, 2013
6pm

Location
Freeman Auditorium, Woldenberg Art Center

The Newcomb Art Department and the Middle American Research Institute present a lecture by Dr. Leonardo López Luján titled “The Aztec Templo Mayor: Urban Archaeology in Modern Mexico City.”

Dr. López Luján is Mexico’s most prominent archaeologist. He will review the excavactions in downtown Mexico City that have uncovered the sacred pecinct of the capital of the Aztec empire. He will also interpret the newly discovered stone of the Earth Lord, the largest Aztec sculpture ever found, and explore the possibility for a royal tomb at the foot of the Great Temple.

Reception to follow in Woodward Way.

Mesoamerica + People
Marcello Canuto
Director - Middle American Research Institute, Professor - Anthropology