Who were the Aztecs?
At its peak in 1519, the Aztec empire encompassed 200,000 square kilometers of land, offering a home to over 3 million people speaking more than 20 different dialects. The capital Tenochtitlan was one of the greatest and most beautiful cities in the world. The name “Aztec” had not yet come into use. The people spoke of themselves as “Mexica”. They had entered present-day Mexico as nomads around the year 1100. Around 1370, they founded Tenochtitlan, named after the mythical tribal leader Tenoch.
Architecture and art of the Aztecs
The architecture and art of the Aztecs were intended to evoke the power of the gods and the strength of the Aztec empire. About 1500, the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan had to be rebuilt after a flood. The new city was designed to impress strangers. Connected to the mainland via several causeways, Tenochtitlan was built according to a strict grid pattern. Like the path of the sun in the sky, the main street ran from east to west.
Science and Technology of the Aztecs
The Aztecs did not practice science according to modern standards. Their technology was not more advanced than that of the Egyptians. They had no alphabet, but instead used pictograms. Their products, however, were enchantingly beautiful. The first Spaniards who arrived in Tenochtitlan raved about the magnificent, spacious architecture of the city. Many historians trace the success of Aztecs culture to the fact that they learned to use the simplest tools with great skill.
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