TREASURES OF ANCIENT MEXICO
An authentic BackPax AudioJourney for children 8+
A calendar built of stone. A pyramid with four stairways and 365 landings. Treasures of Ancient Mexico, a civilization three thousand years old. And BackPax takes you there.
30-minute live-action audio recorded live in Mexico
Produced with state-of-the-art audio drama technique.
Follow in the footsteps of the ancients along this labyrinth through time at Mexico’s National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia). Learn about the ancient Mexica (known today as the “Aztecs”) who built Mexico City in the middle of a lake.
Decode the pictographic writings of the Mixtecs and secrets of the giant stone tablet revered the world over as the “Aztec Calendar.” Discover Mexican folklore, the mystical music of the conch shells, the pyramids of Tenochtitlan; the legend of Quetzalcoatl, the birds of Tula – treasures, all, of ancient Mexico.
Recorded on location in Cuernavaca, Mexico and at the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City with state-of-the-art audio drama techniques.
1 The Rabbit and the Coyote, a traditional tale
2 Welcome to Mexico City's Museo Nacional de Antropología
3 The Story of Quetzalcoatl
4 Ancient Scribes: Toltecs and Mixtecs
5 The Great Aztec Calendar
6 Nature's Horns
7 El Tepozteco and the Mountain Ogre
8 Grasshopper's Hill
9 Words and Sounds
10 Old Ways New
11 The Man of the Seven Colors