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The Aztecs

  • 1325

    Founding of the Aztec

    Founding of the Aztec
    The official founding date of Aztec was 1,325 A.D although there were smaller groups of the aztecs in earlier times. The Aztecs, who most likely originated as a nomadic tribe in northern Mexico, arrived in the place Mesoamerica somewhere around the beginning of the 13th century (1201-1300). The Aztecs are also known as Mexica or Tenochca.
  • 1500

    Aztec calendar

    Aztec calendar
    The Aztec calendar is the calendar system that the Aztecs used, as well as other Pre-Columbian groups of Central Mexico. It is one of the Mesoamerican calendars, Having the basic structure of calendars from throughout ancient Mesoamerica. The Aztec Calendar was a Stone and was carved from solidified lava in the late 1500’s. It got lost for 300 years and was then found in 1790, buried under the Central square of Mexico City.
  • Period: 1502 to 1520

    Montezuma II

    Montezuma II was the 9th emperor of the aztecs. He was born in 1466 and was emperor from 1502-1520. The reason he was not emperor after 1520 is because he died in 1520 due to a battle with the spanish
  • 1518

    Hernan Cortez

    Hernan Cortez
    In 1518, Hernan Cortes was to command his own expedition to Mexico, but Velazquez canceled it. Cortes went on with it anyways with more than 500 men and 11 ships. Then he marched to Tenochtitlan, the Aztec capital and is home to ruler Montezuma II. Cortes took Montezuma hostage and his soldiers then raided the city. Cortes left the city after being alerted that the Spanish troops were coming to get him because he was disobeying orders.
  • Aztec language

    Aztec language
    Classical Nahuatl was the language of the Aztec empire. It was first spoke by the Aztecs in 600. Classical Nahuatl is any of the variants of Nahuatl, spoken in the Valley of Mexico and central Mexico as a lingua franca at the time of the 16th-century. During the subsequent centuries, classical Nahuatl was largely displaced by spanish.
  • Sacrificing

    Beginning in the 13000’s the Aztecs killed people to honor the gods. There were two sacrifice rituals, 1 they took the person to the top of the temple and laid the person down on a stone slab and their abdomen would be cut open. Then another way of would be cutting in the abdomen and through the diaphragm. The priest would grab the heart which would be put in a bowl held by a statue of the honored god, and the body would be thrown down the temple's stairs, both were ways of honoring their gods.
  • War

    Early 1300’s War started between the tribes of the Mexica (which is aztec) and the Tepaneca. The war ended with a truce between the Mexica, the Tepaneca, and the Acolhua. They then called themselves the Triple Alliance. Once that was over with Montezuma I became the 5th ruler of the people.
  • Aztec Pyramids

    Aztec Pyramids
    According to different Aztec writings and artwork found around archaeological sites, the Aztec pyramids were the religion meeting place or civilization. They started making these pyramids in the 14000’s. The most known Latin American pyramids are, the Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon which is at Teotihuacan in central Mexico. Also, Castillo at Chichen Itza in the Yucatan, the Great Pyramid in the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan, and the Inca's great temple located in Cuzco in Peru.
  • Aztec games

    Aztec games
    The aztec played a variety of games in their free time. One of those games being, Ullamaliztli (sometimes called Tlachtli) and was made a thing in the 14000’s the famous Aztec ball game, that was played on a tlachtli ball court. The ball court was one of the first things that the aztecs built when they settled into a new area, making it the most important of the ancient Aztec games.
  • End of it all

    End of it all
    In all the Aztecs past they have done a lot from making pyramids to establishing calendars. Their group officially began in 1,000 and ended in the early 1600’s. who spoke the Nahuatl language and who dominated large parts of Mesoamerica.