On This Day In History: Aztec Calendar Stone Rediscovered – On Dec 17, 1790

On This Day In History: Aztec Calendar Stone Rediscovered – On Dec 17, 1790

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.

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

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

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

National Geographic BBC || The Aztec || History channel || |bbc Documentary - YouTube

National Geographic BBC || The Aztec || History channel || |bbc Documentary - YouTube

A picture taken from the Codex Mendoza,  created by native scribes for the Spanish in 1541-1542,  showing a ritual Aztec sacrifice.

A picture taken from the Codex Mendoza, created by native scribes for the Spanish in 1541-1542, showing a ritual Aztec sacrifice.

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