Exhibit explores mysteries of 'City of the Gods'
Known as the “City of the Gods,” Teotihuacan is famous for its immense pyramids and ornate carvings and murals. Arizona State University faculty are among those who have uncovered royal treasures from its ruins. Yet, they have also made valuable discoveries about the everyday people who called Teotihuacan home centuries ago.
These findings have provided insight into the ancient urban center that once supported a population of around 100,000.
They are also the basis for “City Life: Experiencing the World of Teotihuacan,” an interactive and full-sensory exhibit currently running at the ASU Museum of Anthropology.
“City Life” was recently featured on Univision Arizona. The Spanish-language segment included interviews with ASU archaeologists George Cowgill, Ben Nelson and Michael E. Smith, as well as anthropologist Casandra Hernandez. Cowgill, Nelson and Smith are major players at the ASU Teotihuacan Research Laboratory in Mexico, the base for numerous international, collaborative research endeavors.
The ASU Museum of Anthropology is part of the School of Human Evolution and Social Change in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and is located in the school building on the Tempe campus. It is open to the public 11 a.m.‒3 p.m. weekdays through May 9. Admission is free.