Central Mexio was the homeland of the Aztec and of other powerful civilizations who built great pyramids, temples and cities.
12- page detachable timeline unfolds over 3.000 years of life and art in ancient central Mexico.
Fully illustrated with colour photographs, including many objects from the British Museum's collections.
Central Mexico was the homeland of the Aztec and of earlier powerful civilizations such as the Toltec and Teotihuacan. The peoples of this area developed writing and books, mathematics, astronomy and ways of recording time, and they shared many religious beliefs and gods. For generations they farmed the land and built towns and cities with pyramids, temples and other beautifully-decorated buildings. They traded precious goods such as jade, turquoise, gold and feathers over long distances. These people also conducted warfare, often sacrificing their defeated enemies to the gods.
It was the Aztec who became the most powerful rulers in central Mexico. Their magnificent empire was flourishing under Moctezuma II when the Spanish arrived in AD 1519.