INAH Museums Network

126 Museums
Museo de Sitio de Cholula
Archeological site
At first the inhabitants of this site fought the Spanish conquistadors, then after a great slaughter Cholula allied itself to conquer Tenochtitlan. The museum tells the story of its inhabitants from the ninth century, with themes covering excavations, pottery, funerary customs and mural painting.
Puebla
Museos
429
No
429
Museo de Sitio de Coatetelco
Archeological site
The central Tlahuica site, subordinate to the Mexica, who came with them from legendary Aztlan. The ceramics were very varied from the earliest times. At one stage they were influenced by Teotihuacan and latterly by Tenochtitlan. The most interesting exhibits are a sculpture of Xipe Totec, the flayed god and a temalacatl or sacrificial stone.
Morelos
Museos
430
No
430
Museo de Sitio de Cuicuilco
Archeological site
One of the most ancient and prosperous cities in the Valley of Mexico, Cuicuilco was lost after the eruption of the Xitle volcano in the third century AD. The remains bear witness to the remarkable development of the area, with objects including works of sculpture, pottery, offerings, daily utensils, garments and religious artefacts.
Ciudad de México
Museos
432
No
432
Museo de sitio de El Cerrito
Archeological site
Querétaro
Museos
17173
No
17173
Museo de Sitio de El Tajín
Archeological site
The peak of the Totonaca culture, with the most beautiful architecture of the Gulf Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The museum, built by architect Teodoro Gonzaléz de León, shows vestiges of the city since the excavations of 1920, it also reconstructs the everyday life of this sophisticated culture.
Veracruz
Museos
433
No
433
Museo de Sitio de El Zapotal
Archeological site
Mictlantecuhtli, the great lord of death (the other life), was the patron of this ancient Totonac city. The museum’s prized item is the sole unfired clay sculpture with stucco and the remains of paint in Mesoamerica. To this are added funerary offerings and ceramic figures of the very highest quality.
Veracruz
Museos
421
No
421
Museo de Sitio de La Ferrería
Archeological site
This most important and influential site of the Valley of Guadiana is related to the Chichimeca and coastal peoples of Mesoamerica. This museum reveals its rich, 1400-year history with displays on the Chalchihuite’s environment, religion and daily life.
Durango
Museos
435
435
Museo de Sitio de La Venta
Archeological site
The most important city of the most ancient culture. Its monumental sculptures are unique, as are the little instruments and delicate jewelry that its inhabitants knew how to make. The museum also exhibits very fine pottery and a mockup of an Olmec dwelling.
Tabasco
Museos
436
No
436
Museo de Sitio de Las Higueras
Archeological site
Women played a dominant role in the ceremonies of this important Totonac city, as can be seen from its numerous murals. The mural fragments are the museum’s most valued objects, as they show varied scenes from the life of this ancient settlement.
Veracruz
Museos
434
No
434

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