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

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.

About Aztec History

About Aztec History

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.

Teotihuacan’s culture and history are still largely mysterious. The civilization left massive ruins, but no trace has yet been found of a writing system and very little is known for sure about its inhabitants, who were succeeded first by the Toltecs and then by the Aztecs.

Teotihuacan’s culture and history are still largely mysterious. The civilization left massive ruins, but no trace has yet been found of a writing system and very little is known for sure about its inhabitants, who were succeeded first by the Toltecs and then by the Aztecs.

History for Kids: Aztecs, Maya, and Inca. Repinned by Elizabeth VanBuskirk on "Teaching about the Incas."  A good way to visualize the difference between Inca (South America), Maya (Central America) and Aztec (Mexico).

History for Kids: Aztecs, Maya, and Inca. Repinned by Elizabeth VanBuskirk on "Teaching about the Incas." A good way to visualize the difference between Inca (South America), Maya (Central America) and Aztec (Mexico).

Ancient Americas cultural and Racial Affinities with Africa

Ancient Americas cultural and Racial Affinities with Africa

Five major cities of the Aztec Empire were Tenochtitlan, Tuxpan, Huaxyacac, Tehuantepec, and Coatzoalcos.

Five major cities of the Aztec Empire were Tenochtitlan, Tuxpan, Huaxyacac, Tehuantepec, and Coatzoalcos.

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