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01-3a. Cerro de Chapultépec

Cerro de Chapultépec Hill of the grasshoppers. An emperor on a throne sits…

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Itzcóatl, ruler of the Aztec empire, Tovar Manuscript, pl.

War to Cuyuacan

War to Cuyuacan

Historia general de las cosas de Nueva España por el fray Bernardino de Sahagún: el Códice Florentino. Introducción, índices y Libro I: de l...

General History of the Things of New Spain by Fray Bernardino de Sahagún: The Florentine Codex - World Digital Library

Aztec warriors take part in the destruction of Culhuacan: torching the thatched roof of a temple was a traditional gesture of conquest. Codex Telleriano-Remensis, folio 29r

Aztec warriors take part in the destruction of Culhuacan: torching the thatched roof of a temple was a traditional gesture of conquest.

Illustration of Aztec Warriors as found in the Codex Mendoza

Aztec Death Whistles Sound like Human Screams and May Have Been Used as Psychological Warfare

Eight Reasons the Aztecs Lost Their Empire. The Aztecs were a society that lived in Central Mexico from the to the century. They were spread across a large part of Mexico and were well es…

The Elites:Scholars believe over 10 percent of the Mayan society consisted of the elites, called itz'at winik (wise people) noted in the text of Tamarindito. The caste attained literacy and wealth, and passed down status through long lineages, including positions in the government and society. Murals in vase paintings depict the elites surrounding the king at court, including priests, warriors, scribes, musicians, merchants, tribute payers, and painters.

The Elites:Scholars believe over 10 percent of the Mayan society consisted of the elites, called itz'at winik (wise people) noted in the text of Tamarindito. The caste attained literacy and wealth, and passed down status through long lineages, including positions in the government and society. Murals in vase paintings depict the elites surrounding the king at court, including priests, warriors, scribes, musicians, merchants, tribute payers, and painters.

Diego Rivera Premium Thick-Wrap Canvas Wall Art Print entitled Rivera: Grinding Corn, None

Diego Rivera Premium Thick-Wrap Canvas Wall Art Print entitled Rivera: Grinding Corn, None

This image is from the 16th century Codex Laud, depicting deities from the Aztec-Toltec pantheon.

This image is from the century Codex Laud, depicting deities from the Aztec-Toltec pantheon.

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FIGURE 12 Codex Laud planche 27

This image is from the century Codex Laud, depicting deities from the Aztec-Toltec pantheon.

The Codex Borbonicus consists of 32 leaves of amátl fig paper and is likely the oldest of the surviving Aztec manuscripts from Mexico.    It was produced early in the 16th century and although 1507 is bandied around as the date, it's more likely the work was completed after the conquest by the Spanish in 1521. The contents are definitely all pre-Columbian however.    The majority of the scroll displays a divinatory calendar from which one could derive predictions about a birth from an…

The Codex Borbonicus consists of 32 leaves of amátl fig paper and is likely the oldest of the surviving Aztec manuscripts from Mexi.

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