Aztecs: Tour of the Macabre 

Thursday 17 October 2013,  6.30pm–7.15pm
Visa Platinum Gallery, Level 4
Exhibition charges apply. Please note this tour is not for the kids. Numbers limited. Arrive early to register at the gallery.

Sculpture of a cihuateotl (divine woman), 1500s, Aztec. Photograph by Michel Zabé. Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes/Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia

Do you have an interest in the more sinister side of ancient civilisations? If so, this could be the tour for you! Exhibition writer Rupert Alchin shines a light into the darker corners of Aztec culture, revealing a macabre counterbalance to all the beauty displayed in Aztecs: Conquest and glory.

So, prepare for a whistle-stop introduction to Aztec blood culture – diluted with a good splash of gallows humour.

Read more about the exhibition online