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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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IN OCTOBER of this year, visitors to the Field Museum in Chicago will have the opportunity to view a never-before-seen exhibit about Mexico's ancient Aztec civilization. The new temporary exhibit, The Aztec World, includes priceless artifacts on loan from Mexico City's National Museum of Anthropology and the Templo Mayor Museum.
In chia's previous, more glorious existence, it served as the power food of the ancient Aztec civilization. According to Spanish manuscripts, the Aztecs ate the seeds of this semitropical plant to improve their endurance.
Our members continue the long skywatching tradition dating back to the ancient Aztec civilization, whose observations of nature, the Sun, and the stars provided the framework for its calendar and for timing the religious rituals that are so essential to this Mesoamerican society.
Here, Kunstler recounts--blow by blow--the conquest of the Aztec civilization by the outnumbered retinue of conquistador Hernan Cortes.
Amaranth was considered to have supernatural powers by the ancient Aztec civilization, where it was used to make figures of various gods, which were then eaten in religious ceremonies.
Although peppers are fire-roasted in a number of cuisines--Italian, Spanish and Mexican--their cultivation began in the Aztec civilization, according to Paul Bosland, Ph.D., a professor of horticulture who specializes in chile breeding at New Mexico State University.
His best-known book is Vision de Anahuac, 1519 (1917), a depiction of Aztec civilization before the Spaniards came.
His best - known book is probably Vision de Anahuac, 1519 (1917), a depiction of Aztec civilization just before the Spanish Conquest.