Tenochtitlan at the time of the arrival of the Spanish Conquistadores in 1519. A city of 250,000, larger than any Western European city at the time, built on an island in the middle of the lake of Texcoco. Its ruins lay buried underneath present day Mexico City, while even the lake has succumbed to the growth of the modern-day Mexican capital. [La Gran Tenochtitlan, original painting by Miguel Covarrubias, Museo Nacional de Antopologia, Mexico City]

Tenochtitlan at the time of the arrival of the Spanish Conquistadores in 1519. A city of 250,000, larger than any Western European city at the time, built on an island in the middle of the lake of Texcoco. Its ruins lay buried underneath present day Mexico City, while even the lake has succumbed to the growth of the modern-day Mexican capital. [La Gran Tenochtitlan, original painting by Miguel Covarrubias, Museo Nacional de Antopologia, Mexico City]

Tenayuca aztec pyramids of mexico city Tenayuca (Nahuatl: tenanyōcān) is a pre-Columbian Mesoamerican archaeological site in the Valley of Mexico. In the Postclassic period of Mesoamerican chronology, Tenayuca was a settlement on the former shoreline of the western arm of Lake Texcoco

Tenayuca aztec pyramids of mexico city Tenayuca (Nahuatl: tenanyōcān) is a pre-Columbian Mesoamerican archaeological site in the Valley of Mexico. In the Postclassic period of Mesoamerican chronology, Tenayuca was a settlement on the former shoreline of the western arm of Lake Texcoco

Acatitlan (Nahuatl: "place among the reeds"; Spanish "carrizal") is an archeological zone of the early Aztec (or Epi-toltec) culture located in the town of Santa Cecilia, in the municipality of Tlalnepantla de Baz in Mexico State, about 10 km northwest of Mexico City. In pre-Hispanic times it was located on the northwest shore of the great Lake Texcoco

Acatitlan (Nahuatl: "place among the reeds"; Spanish "carrizal") is an archeological zone of the early Aztec (or Epi-toltec) culture located in the town of Santa Cecilia, in the municipality of Tlalnepantla de Baz in Mexico State, about 10 km northwest of Mexico City. In pre-Hispanic times it was located on the northwest shore of the great Lake Texcoco

A model reconstruction of the sacred precinct of Tenochtitlan, the Aztec capital on Lake Texcoco. The city was founded in 1345 CE and fell to the Spanish forces led by Cortés in 1521 CE. The sacred complex...

Sacred Precinct, Tenochtitlan

A model reconstruction of the sacred precinct of Tenochtitlan, the Aztec capital on Lake Texcoco. The city was founded in 1345 CE and fell to the Spanish forces led by Cortés in 1521 CE. The sacred complex...

Hypothetical map of modern Mexico City if Lake Texcoco

carpeval: “ time-for-maps: “ Hypothetical map of modern Mexico City if Lake Texcoco hadn’t dried off.

Aztecs on the Lake Texcoco

Pierre Joubert - Aztecs constructing on Lake Texcoco

Where Mexico City is now ▓ Valley of Tenochtitlan Map, swamp and causeways made it easier to defend.

Map of ‘The Valley of Tenochtitlan' as seen by Cortez’ published in 1869 by George F. Cram in Illinois"

LAKE TEXCOCO

Texcoco Lake Ecological Park: Mexico City to Build the World's Largest Urban Park

The New Airport of Mexico City will annihilate Lake Texcoco

The New Airport of Mexico City will annihilate Lake Texcoco

Tenochtitlan was the capital of the Aztec Empire; this powerful city was situated on an island in the southwestern end of Lake Texcoco in central Mexico.

Tenochtitlan was the capital of the Aztec Empire; this powerful city was situated on an island in the southwestern end of Lake Texcoco in central Mexico.

Tenochtitlan, located on an island near the western shore of Lake Texcoco in central Mexico, was the capital city and religious centre of the Aztec civilization. The traditional founding date of the city...

Tenochtitlan

Tenochtitlan, located on an island near the western shore of Lake Texcoco in central Mexico, was the capital city and religious centre of the Aztec civilization. The traditional founding date of the city...

Mexico-Tenochtitlan audio, commonly known as Tenochtitlan was an Aztec altepetl located on an island in Lake Texcoco, in the Valley of Mexico.

Detail from The Great City of Tenochtitlan , from the Pre Hispanic and Colonial Mexico cycle, 1945 52 - Diego Rivera

Aztec Empire Project (1:1 scale of lake Texcoco) Minecraft Project

Aztec Empire Project scale of lake Texcoco) Minecraft Project

According to an ancient myth, when the gods created the first man, they took him from the waters of Lake Texcoco and placed him alone in Acolman. The arm of this man, ringed by drops of water from the lake is the Aztec glyph for the site. The glyph can also be seen on the monastery. The municipality is home of the "Tepexpan Man," (a human fossilized skeleton between 12,000 and 14,000 years old, which was found in the mid-20th century).

According to an ancient myth, when the gods created the first man, they took him from the waters of Lake Texcoco and placed him alone in Acolman. The arm of this man, ringed by drops of water from the lake is the Aztec glyph for the site. The glyph can also be seen on the monastery. The municipality is home of the "Tepexpan Man," (a human fossilized skeleton between 12,000 and 14,000 years old, which was found in the mid-20th century).

Painting of Tenochtitlan by Luis Covarrubias, National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City

The century city Tenochtitlán was once a bustling hub - the religious center and capital of the Aztec civilization, and the most complex society in Mesoamerica. Big cities today are sometimes ass

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