Aztecs: Conquest and Glory," an archaeological exhibition focusing on Mexico's pre-Columbian cultures, is making its first appearance in Oceania, opening in New Zealand this weekend, the National Anthropology and History Institute, or INAH, said.
The exhibition, which features 266 archaeological pieces, opened at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington, on Sunday and will run until Feb. 9, 2014.
The exhibition will later be taken to two cities in Australia, the INAH said.
"Aztecs: Conquest and Glory" was organized by the INAH, the Mexican National Culture and Arts Council, or Conaculta, and Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.
The exhibition allows "Mexico to strengthen cultural exchanges and strengthen ties of friendship with the countries of that continent," the INAH said in a statement.
"Aztecs: Conquest and Glory" will be shown at the Melbourne Museum in Melbourne, Australia, starting in April 2014 and will move on to the Australian Museum in Sydney in mid-September 2014. EFE