Sat Mar 4, 2017 3:58PM
Coatlicue Statue in National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City.
Coatlicue Statue in National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City.
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The National Museum of Anthropology and History in Mexico City has opened an exhibition which discovers national symbols.

The fair explores the relationship the Mexican people’s ancestors had with nature and cosmogony.

The exhibition has put on display 230 archaeological artifacts, pre and post-colonial objects, sculptures and paintings.

It proposes a closer view at the origins of Mexican culture. Also among the objects are flags, banners, pottery pieces, paintings and sculptures from the colonial period that show how the arrival of the Spanish invaders changed life in Mexico.

The symbol of the national coat of arms incorporates 9 natural elements such as the cactus, eagle, snake, water, earth, snails, jade, red oak and laurel that reveal the extraordinary natural and animal diversity present in Mexico.