Aztecs

Summary of the Aztecs
Summary of the Aztecs
The people widely known as the Aztecs called themselves Mexica, after their patron deity Mexi, who according to their legends brought them out of captivity into the region of Lake Tezcoco, at the heart of what is now modern Mexico, in the middle ages. In 1325AD they founded the city of Tenochtitlan on…
Maya, Aztecs
Maya, Aztecs
Five hundred years ago, Spanish conquistadors searching for gold and new lands to settle stumbled on a group of independent city-states in Mesoamerica, a region extending for more than a thousand miles from the desert of northern Mexico to the rain forest of Central America. Sophisticated beyond the…
Location of the Maya
Location of the Maya
The Maya lived in subtropical Mesomerica in parts of the countries that are now Guatemala, El Salvador, Belize, Honduras, and the Yucatan peninsula area of Mexico. Major sites of the Maya are located at: Old settlements of the Maya are visible from planes passing above the jungles. When Were the Ancient…
Aztecs Information for Kids
Aztecs Information for Kids
The Aztec Calendar Stone was carved from solidified lava in the late 15th century. It somehow got lost for 300 years and was found in 1790, buried under the zocalo, or central square of Mexico City. The stone — also called the Sun Stone or the Cuauhxicalli Eagle Bowl — went on display in the city’s Metropolitan…
Aztec Locations
Aztec Locations
Camp Stevens in Julian Camp Stevens lies nestled in the pine‐oak woodland located near the historic town of Julian. Camp Stevens is currently a leader in camp sustainability and has an organic garden and orchard onsite. This is the favorite location for those groups that are looking to immerse themselves…
Geography of the Aztecs
Geography of the Aztecs
The excavation of a sacred pyramid is turning up clues to the empire’s bloody rituals—but so far, no sign of its most feared emperor. By Robert Draper Image above by Guido Galvani and María Sánchez Vega, courtesy Templo Mayor project, National Institute of Anthropology and History, Mexico Photographs…