The National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City is considered one of the world’s great museums. It houses an amazing collection of pre-columbian artifacts showcasing the incredibly rich cultures of the Aztecs and Mayans, amongst others.
One of the most famous pieces is the Stone of the Sun, or Aztec (Mexica) Calendar Stone. Its exact use is unclear, but it is thought by archeologists to have been used as a sacrificial alter.
The museum itself is amazing – it was designed in the 1960s, but still looks fresh today. The central awning, nicknamed “The Umbrella” is supported by a single central column decorated with traditional Mexican symbols and a fountain.