Aztec Stone of the Sun

Part of Hall of Mexico and Central America.

The Aztec Stone of the Sun, a round calendar carved from a single piece of stone and featuring symbols relating to the sun.

Carved from a single piece of porphyry, the Sun Stone weighs more than 20 tons. The most famous of Aztec monuments, the Sun Stone is commonly known as the Calendar Stone. All of its symbols relate to the Sun and highlight the Sun's role in Aztec belief and religion.