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Murales Rivera, Market in Tlatelolco - Mexico City

Diego Rivera / Mural of the Aztec city of Tenochtitlan, Palacio Nacional, Mexico City

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"El mercado de Tlatelolco por Diego Rivera / By Wolfgang Sauber (Own work) [GFDL or CC BY-SA via Wikimedia Commons

Tenochtitlan, a.k.a The Impossible City. Found in 1324 by the Aztecs on a small land. Aztecs added man-made land to expand the surface area with mud, grass, etc. Aztecs were wheel-less and may have had canals just like Venice, Italy. Medicine was sophisticated.

Tenochtitlan was a city-state located on an island in Lake Texcoco in the Valley of Mexico. Founded in it became the seat of the growing Aztec Empire i.

An Aztec residence circa 1500 AD. In the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan, the residential districts surrounded the downtown area. As the city was built upon an artificial island, the houses were separated via canals; travel through the city was mainly by boat. This middle-class household has an oven (uncommon in European cities of the time), a milpa (mixed-crop agriculture), and some turkeys in the enclosure.

An Aztec residence circa 1500 AD. In the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan, the…

Great city planning for defense, now buried under modern city ░ Map of Mexico City 1556

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Tenochtitlan, capital of the Aztec Triple Alliance. One of the most advanced cities in the world, it was built upon lake Texcoco. Outside the ceremonial downtown were vast markets and neighborhoods of houses navigated by water channels. It had a population of up to a million people and, unlike European cities, was pristine and hygienic. This blessing would prove a curse as Eurasian disease destroyed the Aztecs. Approx 1500 AD. Artist unknown.

The Aztec culture thrived on religion and power. The Aztecs often practiced human sacrifice and cannibalism. The Aztecs were also very advanced in their irrigation and building techniques.

Aztecs Gods

Es el Mayan mural de National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City.

Cacaxtla, Tlaxcala Mexico. Cacaxtla is the name of a Late Classic to Epiclassic (CE 600-900) city in the Puebla Valley, Tlaxcala, Mexico. At its height, Cacaxtla had a population of about 10,000 Olmeca-Xicalanca people. The site is known for beautiful Maya art-influenced murals, and architectural features such as a great platform mound, temples, a granary, and at least nine defensive moats.

Cacaxtla is the name of a Late Classic to Epiclassic…

1519- Upon viewing Tenochtitlan, in what will one day be Mexico, Spaniard Bernal Diaz writes, "When we saw so many cities  villages built both on the water  dry land.. We could not resist our admiration... buildings, all of masonry, which rose from the water.  Some of our soldiers asked if was a dream."

Mural by Diego Rivera showing the life in Aztec times e. the Templo Mayor in Tenochtitlan. by Wolfgang Sauber

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The Aztec Account of the Spanish Conquest of Mexico Miguel León-Portilla's book "The Broken Spears"

“ Map of Ancient Tenochtitlan (Mexico City) c. 1524 ”

History and Map of the Ancient Mexican Venice, Tenochtitlan (Aztec) This is a Map of the ancient Aztec capital Tenochtitlan (c. Now modern Mexico City, Tenochtitlán was originally founded in.

Maya Mural at Bonampak

Stele from Palenque showing one of that city's dynastic rulers I just finished reading Michael D. Coe’s book on the Maya, a.