Aztec (Mexica) World
Images of things related to the Aztec Empire that was centered in modern day Mexico City. The capital city, Tenochtitlan, was brought to its knees and finally…
7 Original Pieces
Other Indigenous People
City Glyphs of Ancient Mexico
Maps of Ancient Mexico
Art & Culture
Mexican Codex Borbonicus (Aztec)
Mexican Codex Boturini
Mexican Codex Mendoza (Aztec)
Mexican Codex Matriculos de Tributos
Tenochtitlan Fashion by Kamazotz on DeviantArt
This artwork was done by Kamazotz, who is a Mesoamerican artist, I used this as a popular source. This gives us insight into Aztec women's attire. The more elaborate, detailed clothing was worn by women of hire station. The less elaborate and bland clothing was worn by the slaves and commoners.
The Sword of Hernan Cortes
It’s hard to imagine the tragedy this sword inflicted on the people of Mexico, responsible for the deaths of many Indigenous people and could be considered one of the cruelest relics of the colonization of the Americas. This sword would have been wielded against the Maya at Cintla as Cortes led the cavalry. It would have been present at Cholula where Cortes and his men hacked away at unarmed nobles and porters. It would certainly have been present at the battles in Tlaxcala and Tenochtitlan.