At the heart of the museum, in a vast room at the far end of the courtyard, the Aztec empire
is presented as the culmination of some 2,000 years of Mesoamerican civilisation, the displays centring around the vast 'Sun Stone', unearthed in the centre of Mexico City at the end of the 18th century.
In his brilliant deep dive into the history and scholarship about this famous episode, Matthew Restall contests almost every assertion in the traditional account of the conquest of the Aztec empire
This said, it is not surprising that Leon-Portilla explicitly promotes the idea that the fall of the Aztec Empire
is equally as tragic as the best of Greek dramas.
Ha publicado Trade, Tribute and Transportation, Aztec Warfare, Mexico and the Spanish Conquest y Polygamy and the Rise and Demise of the Aztec Empire
followed by the Aztec empire
and the Inca Empire, which collapsed after the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors in 1517 to Mexico and 1532 to Peru.
The poinsettia is a native flowering shrub of Mexico and was much admired by Montezuma, the last king of the Aztec Empire
Over the three years that follow, Cortes and his army of some 490 men will overthrow the Aztec empire
In which modern country was the capital of the Aztec empire
Had the pioneers of modern bowhunting come from the land of the midnight sun or the ruins of the Aztec empire
, things might have turned out quite differently.
MEXICO CITY -- Mexican archaeologists said Friday they uncovered the largest number of skulls ever found in one offering at the most sacred temple of the Aztec empire
dating back more than 500 years.
As well as having all the elements of a grand and exciting adventure story, the eventual outcome of the encounter, the destruction of the Aztec Empire
, is in itself a puzzle and source of debate among historians.
Castillo, a soldier in Cortes's army, participated in the discovery and conquest of New Spain (which included much of North America below Canada, Mexico and most of the rest of Central America) in the early 1500s, and wrote of his experiences as an "ordinary" soldier in the conquest of the Aztec Empire
Charting the evolution of the Aztec Empire
, it is like taking all the parts of Henry IV, a touch of Richard III, even Macbeth, and adding vibrant warrior outfits and mohican haircuts.
Who was the 16th century adventurer who overthrew the Aztec empire
and claimed Mexico for Spain?
The native boy journeys to Mexico City in search of his older brother, who has joined the Sun Serpent, Cortes, in bringing down the Aztec empire