Sunday, November 20, 2016

Aztec Sun Stone

Inside the Mexico Pavilion in the World Showcase, in Epcot at Walt Disney World is a replica of the Sun Stone.  The Sun Stone is a late post-classic Mexica sculpture housed in the National Anthropology Museum in Mexico City.  It was made by the Aztec's.  Shortly after the Spanish conquest, the monolithic sculpture was buried in the main square of Mexico City. It was rediscovered on December 17, 1790 during repairs on the Mexico City Cathedral.  Following its rediscovery, the calendar stone was mounted on an exterior wall of the Cathedral, where it remained until 1885.  Most scholars think that the stone was carved some time between 1502 and 152, though some believe that it is several decades older than that.  If you watch the Sun Stone in the Mexico Pavilion long enough, you'll see it light up.

The camera was set to f/4.0, 1/30 sec shutter speed, ISO 3200 and 25mm focal length.

Have fun capturing the magic of Disney.