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Storming of the Teocalli by Cortez and His Troops. By Emanuel Leutze in 1848 (California State University, Bakersfield, USA)

Reproduction of the Dresden Codex believed to be one of the oldest books in the Americas. Gates reproduction of 1933 (Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies)

Mural showing life in Aztec times at Tenochtitlán (detail). Painted by Diego Rivera in 1945, photo by Wolfgang Sauber in 2008 (Palacio Nacional, Mexico City, Mexico)

MesoAmerica is the area of Mexico and Central America. Five tribes included in the MesoAmerica culture group are the Aztecs, Mayans, Toltecs, Zapotecs, and Tapachultecs