Part Two. The Templo Mayor captured our attention and imagination as we visited with Eduardo Matos Moctezuma and saw the results of decades of excavation that continues to reveal the past.
Harvard visitors to the Eduardo Matos Moctezuma Catedra continued the tour prepared by Professor Davíd Carrasco with a visit to downtown Mexico City, arriving at the Zocalo in spite of large protests nearby. After some time spent in the Cathedral, we met Professor Matos at the entrance to the Templo Mayor for a tour of architecture, artifacts, and ofrendas in the current excavation. The evening brought us together at the home of Jose Antonio Alonso and his wife Karen Beckmann for a lovely dinner celebrating Dr. Diana Magaloni, scheduled to present the lecture on the following evening.
Photos courtesy of Ryan Christopher Jones.