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  • EMPIRETHE AZTEC
    Mexico, received a divine command to leave their homeland, Aztlan, in the year 1116 A.D Aztec city-state of Tenochtitlan grew in size and strength.
  • . In 1446 Tenochtitlan was badly flooded, so Montezuma ordered a great embankment to be built to protect the city.It was much bigger than Spain's finest city, Seville, and much more prosperous and clean. Tenochtitlan dazzled the conquistadors.
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  • The Aztecs believed that they could call on the gods to help them, but could never take their help for granted. so few knew how to read, they learned the Aztec codices by heart.
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  • The sons of common people went to live at a school run by their calpulli from age 12 until they were married.The Aztec Sun Stone was discovered in 1790 underneath Mexico City's central square.
    EMPIRETHE AZTEC
  • The Aztec Sun Stone was discovered in 1790 underneath Mexico City's central square. Four feet thick, 12 feet in diameter, and weighing more than 24 tons, the gray-black basalt stone was sculpted with picture glyphs and symbolic icons to show the calendar dates and, most importantly, the Aztecs' destiny.
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