The Aztecs

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The Aztecs

  1. 1. The Aztecs<br />Joshua George<br />Naib Ahmed<br />
  2. 2. Tenochtitlan. The Capitol City of Aztecs<br />Cultural Landscapes<br />
  3. 3. Modern day area of the Aztecs<br />Cultural Landscapes<br />
  4. 4. The capital city of the Aztec empire was Tenochtitlan. It was built on a series of islets in Lake Texcoco, the city plan was based on a symmetrical layout that was divided into four city sections called campans. The city was interlaced with canals which were useful for transportation. <br />Cultural Landscapes<br />
  5. 5. Great Pyramid of Tenochtitlan <br />Cultural Landscapes<br />
  6. 6. Aztecs used cocoa beans to create chocolate drinks. These were introduced to Spanish conquistadors, and later brought to the rest of Europe.<br />Cultural Diffusion<br />
  7. 7. The Nahuatl language is today spoken by 1.5 million people, mostly in mountainous areas in the states of central Mexico.<br />Cultural Hearths<br />
  8. 8. The principal food of the Aztec was a thin cornmeal pancake called a tlaxcalli. (In Spanish, it is called a tortilla.)<br />Cultural Environments<br />

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