The Aztec people were certain ethnic groups of central Mexico, particularly those groups who spoke the Nahuatl language and who dominated large parts of Mesoamerica from the 14th to 16th centuries. The Nahuatl words aztecatl mean "people from Aztlan", a mythological place for the Nahuatl-speaking culture of the time, and later adopted as the word to define the Mexica people. Often the term "Aztec" refers exclusively to the Mexica people of Tenochtitlan (now the location of Mexico City), situated on an island in Lake Texcoco, who referred to themselves as Mexica Tenochca.
From the 13th century, the Valley of Mexico was the heart of Aztec civilization: here the capital of the Aztec Triple Alliance, the city of Tenochtitlan, was built upon raised islets in Lake Texcoco.
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The Aztecs were a Mesoamerican people of central Mexico in the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries http://academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php... Aztec mythology
The Aztec civilization recognized many gods and supernatural creatures http://academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php... Under The Aztec Sun
Lesson plans, activities and research ideas with Crayola. http://www2.crayola.com/lesson-plans/detail/under-... Mesoamerican pyramids
Most Ancient Mesoamerican civilisations built pyramid-shaped structures.. http://academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php... Aztec Mythology
This is the age of the fifth sun. After the destruction of the fourth sun, the gods gathered together to decide who would become the next sun. http://class.uh.edu/courses/engl3396/jtchris2/... THE COMING OF QUETZALCOATL
In the migrant Aztec group here represented as symbolic of the origin of American civilization http://dartmouth.edu/~library/Orozco/part1.htm... Mystery Of Aztec & Maya Civilization
National Geographic Documentary Mystery Of Aztec & Maya Civilization Video http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KsDoMPrkY4
Using Aztec symbols, play a suduko style game and line up the symbols for the time runs out. http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/games/puzz... Important Achievements of the Aztecs
Advanced in art, architecture and astronomy, learn more about the Aztec Calendar. http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_were_some_important... Aztec Calendar
The Aztec Calendar. Shows you the current date according to the tonalpohualli, the sacred Aztec calendar. Gives a reading of the significance of the day and the relevant gods. http://azteccalendar.com/azteccalendar.html The Aztecs/Mexicas
The Aztecs/Mexicas were the native American people who dominated northern México at the time of the Spanish conquest led by Hernan CORTES in the early 16th century... http://indians.org/welker/aztec.htm Nahuatl Home Page
This site is dedicated to the Aztec Calendar. http://www2.potsdam.edu/schwaljf/Nahuatl/gateway.h... Phenomenon - the Civilization pages - The Aztec Civilization
The Aztecs roamed a territory in South-America feveral hundreds of years ago. Learn more about this facinating civilization http://stateoftheart.nl/phenomenon/frames/subj... Aztec Mythology
Aztec Mythology Lessson Plan.. http://cis.yale.edu/ynhti/curriculum/units/199... The Aztec Culture
Information about the Aztec culture and dress. http://angelfire.com/az/atid410/ The Aztecs
A school created website featuring Aztecs daily life, people, Tenochtitlan, military and more.. http://atschool.eduweb.co.uk/nettsch/time/aztec.ht...