The aztec culture and religion consisted of human and animal sacrifice to the gods in exchange for good weather for crops and to advert natural disasters.Though human sacrifice sounds extremely outrageous it was common in many cultures during that time period. Human sacrifice was usually very ceremonial and only performed by priests. Other than whole sacrifice blood letting was done by many commoners to show their support. On this website you will learn all about why the sacrifices took…

The aztec culture and religion consisted of human and animal sacrifice to the gods in exchange for good weather for crops and to advert natural disasters.Though human sacrifice sounds extremely outrageous it was common in many cultures during that time period. Human sacrifice was usually very ceremonial and only performed by priests. Other than whole sacrifice blood letting was done by many commoners to show their support. On this website you will learn all about why the sacrifices took…

Montezuma ruled the Aztecs from 1502–1520. He was a brutal ruler, and his reign was known for continuous warfare.

Montezuma ruled the Aztecs from 1502–1520. He was a brutal ruler, and his reign was known for continuous warfare.

Mayan Number Symbols. Great for Gifted kids learning why we use base 10 and other cultures have used different bases.

Mayan Number Symbols. Great for Gifted kids learning why we use base 10 and other cultures have used different bases.

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.

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

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

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

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

Aztec lino print greeting card by TheThursdayProject on Etsy, £1.20

Aztec lino print greeting card by TheThursdayProject on Etsy, £1.20

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