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a member of the Nahuatl people who established an empire in Mexico that was overthrown by Cortes in 1519

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THE word chocolate comes from ancient Maya and Aztec civilisations in Central America, who used roasted cocoa beans to make a spicy drink called xocolatl, which means "bitter water".
The origins of chocolate can be traced back to the ancient Maya and Aztec civilisations in Central America who first enjoyed a much prized spicy drink 'chocolatl' made from roasted cocoa beans.
Mexico is the size of Western Europe with a history dating back to Aztec civilisations.
Thirteen of the objects have allegedly been found near the ancient ruins of Mayan and Aztec civilisations in South America.