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Coyolxauhqui Stone
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Discovered February 21, 1978 at the Templo Mayor site

The Coyolxauhqui Stone is a carved, circular Aztec stone, depicting the mythical being Coyolxauhqui dismembered and decapitated. It was rediscovered in 1978 at the site of the Templo Mayor of Tenochtitlan, now in Mexico City.[1]


  1. ^ See chapter "Art and Imperial Strategy in Tenochtitlan" by Emily Umberger, in Berdan et al. (1996, pp.85–108) and in particular pp.94–95.


Berdan, Frances F.; Richard E. Blanton, Elizabeth Hill Boone, Mary G. Hodge, Michael E. Smith, and Emily Umberger (1996). Aztec Imperial Strategies. Washington, DC: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection. ISBN 0-88402-211-0. OCLC 27035231.  
Matos Moctezuma, Eduardo (March 2008). "La vida y carrera de Eduardo Matos Moctezuma: Autobiografía" (PDF online reproduction). Ancient Mesoamerica (London and New York: Cambridge University Press) 19 (1): 3–11. doi:10.1017/S0956536108000242. ISSN 0956-5361. OCLC 21544811.   (Spanish)


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