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The Ancient Aztecs
Transcript of The Ancient Aztecs
Wake up by call conch shell
Neat and clean
Jewelry and sandals
Corn porridge and corn cakes
Embroidered clothing = wealthy
Jicama, peppers, beans, squash, and more
Turkeys, ducks, small dogs
Food from lake
Kept bees for honey
Cacao beans = money and favorite drink
Nobles= priests and leaders involved in religion, government, and war
Noble's houses very grand, with all needs met
All commoner's houses had a garden, not much furniture, lucky to have floor mats
Achievements and inventions
Larger scaled things already learned
Paintings and statues
Sundried blocks for noble's homes
13 heavens and 9 underworlds
Steam bathing room believed to clean mind, body, and soul
Capital: Tenochtitlan (mexico city)
Effect of location (chinampas)
Mountains separated from others In between Sierra Madre Oriental and Occidental
Elevation around 6,560 ft
Emperor = dictatorship
Noble families controlled each
Rule under emperor's law, could do own things
Could commit crime but admit before caught and no punishment
End of Civilization
Conquered by Spain
Explored by Cortez
Mid 1500s they collapsed
Art and games live on!