Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire will run at the de Young from September 30, 2017 through February 11, 2018.
The ancient Mexican City of Teotihuacan, founded in the first century BC, was a major metropolitan center that featured enormous pyramids, long avenues, and a multiethnic population. Many objects in this exhibition will be shown in the United States for the first time here at the De Young Museum.
Since 1993 when the last major exhibit was held, national and international teams working at the Sun Pyramid, Moon Pyramid and Feathered Serpent Pyramid have made significant discoveries that have fundamentally changed our understanding of the city's history. Docent Gretchen Turner will bring these 24 years of discoveries to light and explain their impact on the Aztec culture.