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City of Tenochtitlan, the capital city of the Aztec Empire, built in central Mexico, on Lake Texcoco. It's market place in the center of the city handled more than 60,000 people a day.

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The great Aztec Sun Stone (12 feet in diameter) was unearthed in Mexico in 1790 and remains one of the most remarkable vestiges of the Aztec Empire ever found.

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Spanish Conquistador fighting against an Aztec Eagle Warrior during the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire in 1521.

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The Aztecs of Mexico

Around 1325 CE, southward migrating Mexicas or “Aztecs” came upon an island in Lake Texcoco, located in the highlands of Central Mexico. On this spot, they consecrated a temple and founded their capital city — the legendary Tenochtitlán — from which they initiated a wave of imperial conquests throughout Mesoamerica. Aztec civilization flourished for nearly two hundred years before falling to the might of the Spanish, led by Hernán Cortés (1485-1547 CE), in 1521 CE. (Info by James Wiener)…

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Hernán Cortés de Monroy y Pizarro, 1st Marquis of the Valley of Oaxaca, 1485 –1547) was a Spanish Conquistador who led an expedition that caused the fall of the Aztec Empire and brought large portions of mainland Mexico under the rule of the King of Castile in the early 16th century.

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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.

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