The ancient artefacts of the Aztec's lost city of Tenochtitlan have gone on display in Mexico City like never before, in full colour.
The exhibition called "Our Blood, Our Colour: The Polychrome Sculpture Of Tenochtitlan" will be on show at the Mexican capital's iconic Templo Mayor, the site of the last remaining temple of the mighty Aztec city that was razed by Spanish colonisers.
The purpose of the exhibition was to recreate the colours the Aztec civilisation used in Tenochtitlan and which has since faded away over time. The Aztec artefacts on show are placed next to their reproductions in bright colours, rather than the grey shades - characteristic of volcanic rocks such as basalt, andesite and tezontle - they are usually displayed in.
Amongst the prize pieces are the skull of a sacrificed warrior which was decorated by the Aztecs to represent the god of death. The exact 3D replica restores its blue and black pigments, as well as the shell and pyrite adornments used to create an illusion of brightness in the eyes.
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