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.
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).
07/02/2017 - Uncovered tower of skulls reveals dark Aztec history
FUN FACTS!: It was against the law to be drunk unless you were 70 years old. Each home had a steam bath. The blow of one Aztec weapon can take a horses head of. A clash of cultures occured in 1519 between the Spanish and Aztec. A few years after the war with the Spanish, the Aztec culture faded away.