19th century Aztec couple. The last of the great MesoAmerican cultures were the Aztec, they were a Nahuatl-speaking people, who in the 15th and early 16th centuries, ruled a large empire in what is now central and southern Mexico. The Aztec are so-called from the word Aztlán.

19th century Aztec couple. The last of the great MesoAmerican cultures were the Aztec, they were a Nahuatl-speaking people, who in the 15th and early 16th centuries, ruled a large empire in what is now central and southern Mexico. The Aztec are so-called from the word Aztlán.

A picture taken from the Codex Mendoza,  created by native scribes for the Spanish in 1541-1542,  showing a ritual Aztec sacrifice.

A picture taken from the Codex Mendoza, created by native scribes for the Spanish in 1541-1542, showing a ritual Aztec sacrifice.

Ask History: What Happened to the Aztecs? | History - YouTube CC Cycle 1, Week 17

Ask History: What Happened to the Aztecs? | History - YouTube CC Cycle 1, Week 17

Important information to know and pass on to our children.  So they can know their heritage and understand it.

Important information to know and pass on to our children. So they can know their heritage and understand it.

Map of Tenochtitlan circa 1524 (encircled by floating gardens)- click on the map to read about the city's history

Map of Tenochtitlan circa 1524 (encircled by floating gardens)- click on the map to read about the city's history

Hands-on Aztec History - including the Aztec calendar, maths, art and science

Hands-on Aztec History - including the Aztec calendar, maths, art and science

Hands-on Aztec History - Lizard Daysign  #aztecs #homeschoolhistorry #mesoamerica

Hands-on Aztec History - Lizard Daysign #aztecs #homeschoolhistorry #mesoamerica

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