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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 Aztecs QB Gareth Thomas (ex Warrior) was given a tough game by the defence, with a few late hits but also some good ones.
Looking toward the Great Temple of the Aztecs, the native people who controlled much of southern Mexico, he watched in horror as some of his comrades were forced up the temple's stairs to be sacrificed to the Aztec gods.
Indeed, we gave the multicolored skatepark its first working over, Corpsy got his nose powdered by a cute MTV intern, Joey bought a big-ass Aztec sacrifice knife, and Burnett and I splurged g on room service on our last night in town.
Aztecs quarterback Matt Dlugolecki threw a short pass over the middle and Havner picked it off.
The Aztecs beat Division I-AA schools Eastern Washington and Samford, Division I-A and doormat Texas-El Paso, which is 0-4 and lost to Division I-AA Cal Poly 34-13.
From the Olmecs to the Aztecs will help visitors discover the rich, diverse and complex history of ancient Mesoamerica in a slide-illustrated lecture and exhibit tour that will explore the artistic, religious and scientific achievements of these sophisticated civilizations.
Through the use of stage-managed, conspiratorial conflicts called "Flower Wars," the Aztecs became the dominant Meso-American military power, assembling an empire of tributary states.
UCLA (2-2) also stymied Aztecs quarterback Matt Dlugolecki to avoid the embarrassment of losing to the Aztecs (3-2) for the first time in 19 meetings.
It leaves the Aztecs with six scholarship offensive linemen, one of which is 6-foot-7, 240-pound freshman Eric Rouser.
NOTE: Due to this game addition, Friday's Spring Training game between the San Diego Padres and the Asian Team of the World Baseball Classic will now be tape delayed and air immediately following the Aztecs game.
It is not hard to imagine the result when Aztecs came into contact with the Spanish, whose own warrior culture stressed pitched battle to the death, a concept inherited from Greece, Rome, and the Crusades.
The southwestern United States was never the homeland of the Aztecs, and the Aztecs are not indigenous to any lands north of the U.
Klein concludes that "the Aztecs, however different from the Spaniards, had expressed their values and concepts in metaphorical terms that were often remarkably congruent with those of Europe" (263).
More than 100,000 people have flocked to the Aztecs exhibition at London's Royal Academy since it opened six weeks ago.
The Aztecs (4-2) had three players in double digits.