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    The Aztec The Aztec was a culture that dominated the Valley of Mexico in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. All the Nahua-speaking peoples in the Valley of Mexico were Aztecs, while the culture that dominated the area called the Tenochca. At the time of the European conquest, they called themselves either "Tenochca" or "Toltec," which was the name assumed by the bearers of the Classic Mesoamerican culture. Sadly, the many of the Aztec didn't survive after the arrival of the Europeans. But during

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    A Travel Guide to the Aztecs ______________________ Honor Code This is the 13th century and this is Nadir, from the History channel 13. This guide will show to you how fun and amazing a trip to the Aztec civilization can be, so if you ever want to visit the Aztec civilization this paper should be your travel guide. I have lived almost all my life learning about the Aztecs and working for the History channel 13. I will guide you through the Aztec civilization, how they live

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    The Aztecs Introduction The tribe in which I will be researching is the Aztecs tribe. I plan to find out the answers to the questions below. 1.     Where they lived? 2.     Their religions? 3.     What they ate? 4.     Some of their beliefs? 5.     What life was like? The Aztecs The Indian tribe I am studying is the Aztecs. I plan on answering questions such as what life was like, what they ate, how they dressed, what their religions were, and many other questions which I

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    The Aztecs culture was one of many amazing discoveries. Archeologists have found many interesting tools, ruins, and codices that were left behind in Mexico City. The Aztecs were a powerful tribe. They called themselves the Mexicas and spoke the Nahuatl language. Since they came from a land called Aztlan, people named them the Aztecs. Because the Aztecs were very rich, the Spaniards wanted to take control of their territory by destroying their empire. The Aztecs migrated to the valley of Mexico

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    The Aztecs According to Aztec legend, the tribe originated from Aztlan, somewhere in the north of modern Mexico. At that time the Indigenous peoples, who called themselves the Mexica or Tenochca or Acolhuas, were a small, nomadic, Nahuatl-speaking concretion of peoples living on the margins of civilized Mesoamerica. Sometime in the 12th century they embarked on a period of wandering and in the 13th century settled in the central basin of México. The Mexica finally found refuge on small islands in

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    The Aztecs were an American Indian people who ruled a mighty empire in Mexico from the 1400's to the 1500's. The Aztecs had one of the most advanced civilizations in the Americas and built cities as large as any in Europe at that time. They also practiced a remarkable religion that affected every part of their lives and featured human sacrifice. The Aztecs built towering temples, created huge sculptures, and held impressive ceremonies all for the purpose of worshipping their gods. The Spaniards destroyed

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    AZTEC

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    The Aztec Civilization: Then and Now The Aztec existed in a place called Tenochtitlan; it is about 50 miles wide and long. It is bordered with mountain ranges and volcanoes. The Aztec civilization was surrounded by large bodies of water. At night, the temperature was mild but at night it got a lot colder because they were about 8000 ft above sea level. The Aztecs name means "heron people" their name is derived from the mythical homeland to the north called Azatlan. Their native language (Nahuatl)

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    The Aztecs When the Spaniards under Hernan Cortez gazed upon the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlán in Mexico in 1519, the scene before them amazed them. There, in the middle of a wide lake was a shimmering city with bright white walls of vast buildings sitting on an island in the middle of a large lake with causeways linked to it. The astonishment of those first Spanish visitors soon turned to horror when they saw the vast scale of ritual sacrifices made by the Aztecs. Even today, it is hard to

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    Aztecs

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    The Aztecs were a group of indigenous people who established an extensive empire in Mexico and parts of Central America. They were part of the Nahua ethnic group which was predominant within the region. The Aztecs are characterized not only by their vast empire, comparable to those in Europe but also by their technological advancements and spiritual traditions and rituals (Leon-Portilla, xvii). Two theoretical concepts that will be used to analyze this society are the cognized versus operation

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    Human sacrificing was a major part of the Aztec culture in the sixteenth century. At the time they considered it a crucial part of survival. The Aztec’s believed they owed the gods for creating the tribe and all the world’s natural elements. The Aztecs considered offering up blood and human life a way to repay the gods. They also believed that if they continued to repay the gods would stay happy and natural disasters would be avoided. The Aztec’s tradition of human sacrifices helped the culture

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