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City of Tenochtitlan, the capital city of the Aztec Empire, built in central Mexico, on Lake Texcoco. It's market place in the center of the city handled more than 60,000 people a day.

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How on earth would you feed a city of over 200,000 people when the land around you was a swampy lake? Seems like an impossible task, but the Aztec managed it by creating floating gardens known as chinampas, then they farmed them intensively.

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Moctezuma Xocoyotzin, or Moctezuma II, (c.1466-29 June 1520) was the ninth Aztec ruler. He was captured by Hernán Cortés, and killed in the subsequent battles. Details of his death are unknown, though it is commonly believed that he was stoned to death by his own people for failing to protect their city.

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Tenochtitlan, Capital City of Aztec Mexico, an Island Connected by Causeways to Land, c.1520

Map of Tenochtitlan. Would love to have maps like this in my house; paying homage to old dynasties that I love studying...

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Teotihuacán, Mexico - UNESCO World Heritage Site - located NE of Mexico City, Teotihuacan is one of the oldest known archaeological sites in Mexico.

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La Coyolxahqui. Nahualt for Moon Goddess. Found underground in Mexico City,1978 by electric light company workers. Modern Mexico City was built over an ancient Aztec city.

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Pyramid of the Sun - Teotihuacan, Mexico - This place is beautiful. Just don't try an climb to the top until you have been at elevation for a couple of days!

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