1.1 The Aztecs, also known as Mexicas came
from the north and west from a place called
Aztlan. There they started their civilization,
but it didnt last. It is said that they migrated
from their home because of great droughts.
2.1 Chapultepec, more commonly known as "Bosque de Chapultepec"
was a hill considered a sacred and strategic site for the Aztecs. The
Aztecs began using it as a place for their rulers ashes. Chapultepec
springs were an important source of water for Tenochtitlan. One of
the last battles of the Spanish conquests in the Aztec Emprire with
Mexico was held in Chapultepec's hill. In 1785 the Chapultepec
castle was built which later on, after achieveing Mexico's
independence, became the official residence of the head of state.
3 Eagle and Cactus and
3.1 It is said that the God Huitzilapochtli told the
Mayas that where they found an eagle perched in
a cactus eating a snake they were going to build a
city and start their civilization there. Now, the
eagle eating a snake on top of a catus are symbols
in the Mexican flag.
4.1 Tenochtitlan was located on an island in Lake
Texcoco in Central Mexico. Tenochtitlan was an
Aztec city that developed during the years
1325-1521 A.D. At the center of the city there was
a pyramid which honored the Gods Huitzilaphotli
and Tlaloc. In 1521, Tenochtitlan was destroyed
by the Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes.
Now, Tenochtitlan is modern day Mexico.
5 Moctezuma II
5.1 Moctezuma ll was the emperor of the Aztec
Civilization. In 1519 Hernan Cortes, the
Spanish Conquistador, arrived to the Aztecs
land. The Aztec didnt liked the frequent
demand of tributes for sacrifices
Moctezuma declared. Thats why some of his
people turned their back to him and soon
after the Aztec Empire came to an end.
6 Tributes to the mexicas
6.1 The Aztec Empire was surrounded by other
smaller civilization. Since the Aztecs had lots
of power, this civilizations payed them resources they had,
gold, silver, jewlery, jade, feathers and food.