The Markets of Tenochtitlan: A Vast Choice of Goods in the Aztec Capital

The Aztecs held their tianguis (markets) in Tenochtitlan every five days, selling everything from food and medicines to ornaments, tiles and woods. When the Spanish...

The Early History of the Aztecs in Mexico

The rich, extensive Aztec Empire of Mexico discovered and later conquered by Spain's conquistadores after 1519 had its beginnings in a tribe of social...

Community Life in Aztec Mexico: Strictly Ordered, Stringently Ruled

Aztec society was made up of hundreds of calpulli (clans), each of which existed as minor states in their own right and comprised up...

Politics and Religion in the Aztec empire: How the Aztecs Kept Control over their...

At its height the Aztec empire stretched across most of Mexico, but the rulers managed to keep control through politics, religion and an unusual...

The Aztecs: The Beginning, the raise and the fall of the Aztec Civilization

When did the Aztecs originated, how they became to be one of the most powerful civilizations of Mesoamerica and why they were conquered by...

Macuahuitl – Aztec Sword with Obsidian Blades: Mesoamerican Bladed Wooden Sword & Aztec Warrior...

The macuahuitl (maquahuitl) was arguably the most fearsome Aztec weapon. This one- or two-handed Aztec sword used obsidian blades to devastating effect on the...

Ancient Mexico: Olmec, Maya and Quetzalcoatl: The Quetzalcoatl Legacy from the Aztec to the...

Located in Puebla Valley in Mexico, the city of Cholula was the main worship city for Quetzalcoatl in ancient Mesoamerica. Euro-American Mormons say he...

Aztec Emperor Montezuma II

One of the most well known Aztec rulers in history, Montezuma II met his end in 1520 during the Spanish conquest of Tenochitlan. Originally a...

Aztec Body Art – Tattoos, Body Painting, War Paint & Aztec Makeup

An examination of Aztec body art for decorative, religious & military purposes, including the role of tattoos, body paint & the makeup used by...

Aztec Tribal Piercings – Aztec Nose Rings, Lip Plugs & Ear Spools

Aztec tribal piercings included ear spools, nose rings & lip plugs. As with Aztec clothing, the significance of Aztec body piercing was more than...
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