Add a Little Ancient History to Your Weekend

The Aztec World exhibition opens Sunday at the Field Museum.

Haven’t been to the Field Museum since your third grade field trip? This Sunday, you have a new reason to go: The Aztec World exhibition (rumored to be amazing) opens October 26th.

The exhibit features 300 artifacts, including items from Mexico City’s National Museum of Anthropology. This is the first time all these artifacts have been together, and the display is unique to Chicago. It will not travel anywhere else.

Mexico City was built on top of Tenochtitlan, the former capital of the Aztec empire. While the ancient civilization is best known for its belief in human sacrifice, (yikes!) the exhibit presents the Aztecs as successful farmers, warriors, and rulers of a complicated society of 10 million people.

And the real feat? They did it all without computers or cell phones.

But you can click here to buy tickets online.

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