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Mexico museum reveals priceless colleciton of ancient jade artefacts

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor November 24, 2018 12:55

Mexico museum reveals priceless colleciton of ancient jade artefacts

A new exhibit at Mexico City’s famed Templo Mayor ruins titled “Rocks Of Fire And War” explores the gemstone jade and turquoise jewellery in Mexico’s ancient civilisations.

The impressive pieces date back to pre-Hispanic times from cultures like the Mexicas, Aztecs and ancient ancient cities like Tenochtitlan, Tlacopan and Texoco.

The priceless jewellery provides insides into the religious beliefs of ancient Mexico, with some of the pieces believed to be offerings and depictions of gods.

Jade and turquoise was highly regarded in the ancient world, and in Mexico it was shaped into symbolic figures for use in religious rituals. For the nobility, it bestowed upon them a higher ranking.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor November 24, 2018 12:55

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