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    DescriptionBetween 1325 and 1521, the Mexica people of the Aztec capital ritually buried hundreds of offerings to their gods in the depths of the Templo Mayor of Tenochtitlan, where for more than five hundred years these gifts lay undiscovered. In complex religious ceremonies, sacred messages to the gods were expressed not only through these objects but through their exact and symbolic placement as well.In this revised edition of "The Offerings of the Templo Mayor of Tenochtitlan," Leonardo L pez Luj n shares and synthesizes the spectacular findings of the historic Templo Mayor Project, which took place in the heart of Mexico City from 1978 to 1997. Archaeologists found an astonishing array of items including masks, jewelry, skeletal remains of jaguars and alligators, statues of gods, precious stones, human remains, and countless objects from the oceans. L pez Luj n's aim was to decipher the offerings' religious significance and explain the profound associations between the unearthed materials and ritual behavior. In doing so he relied on diverse data and several analytical techniques to determine such things as the exact date when the offerings were buried, the gods to whom they were dedicated, the festivals in which the gifts were made, and the meanings of the materials and their spatial distribution. The first edition of "The Offerings of the Templo Mayor of Tenochtitlan" was named "Outstanding Academic Book" by "Choice" and received the Eugene M. Kayden Humanities Award.


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    Title
    Offerings of the Templo Mayor at Tenochtitlan
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) L.L. Lujan
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 421
    Width: 205 mm
    Height: 255 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 1,095 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780826329585
    ISBN 10: 0826329586
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25520
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JHM
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KLCM
    BIC subject category V2: HDD
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 84
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/LATAME
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MEXICN
    BISAC V2.8: HIS025000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BIC subject category V2: 1KLCM
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    DC22: 972/.53018
    LC classification: F1219.76.R45 L6713 2005
    DC22: 972.53018
    Thema V1.0: JHM, NKD
    Edition
    Revised
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    83 drawings, 12 maps
    Publisher
    University of New Mexico Press
    Imprint name
    University of New Mexico Press
    Publication date
    15 June 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Albuquerque, NM
    Author Information
    Leonardo Lopez Lujan
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    The spectacular findings of the historic Templo Mayor Project, which took place in the heart of Mexico City from 1978 to 1997.