Aztec Sun Stone

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Mark Cartwright
by Dennis Jarvis
published on 04 September 2013
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The Aztec Sun Stone (also known as the Calendar Stone) is a representation of the five eras of the sun from Aztec mythology. The stone was part of the architectural complex of the Temple Mayor of Tenochtitlán and dates to c. 1427 CE. The basalt stone measures 3.58 metres in diameter, is 98 centimetres thick and weighs 25 tons. (National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City).

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Jarvis, D. (2013, September 04). Aztec Sun Stone. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Jarvis, Dennis. "Aztec Sun Stone." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified September 04, 2013.

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Jarvis, Dennis. "Aztec Sun Stone." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 04 Sep 2013. Web. 31 Jul 2021.