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Between them they have created a unique team which has worked for over 30 years in partnership with the Museum of Mankind, the British Museum, the Royal Academy of Arts, the BBC, over 2,000 primary schools the length and breadth of England, and a wealth of institutions, groups and individuals seeking to learn from Mexico’s culture and people. If you would like to call on their expertise, please phone Mexicolore on +44 (0)20 7622 9577.
Mexicolore is a small independent teaching team based in London providing specialist educational services on Mexico and teaching resources on the Mexica (Aztecs), centered on team visits to schools and museums, interactive videoconferencing lessons, artefact loan boxes, and a range of teaching resources, on Mexico in general and the Aztecs in particular, plus background information and advice, for schools and museums throughout England.
Please visit our main Aztecs/Mexica website! Either click on ‘Aztec Pages’ (left hand menu) or click on ‘Aztecs’ in the bar at the very top...
We also offer:
• traditional hand-made papier mache Mexican piñatas!
• authentic Mexican costumes, decorations and props for hire and sale;
• a unique photo library on Mexico;
• full consultancy service covering everything from Mexican entertainers to Day of the Dead festival traditions.
...the clash of two worlds
Full colour illustrations of Aztec calendar signs or ‘fates’
a giant statue of Coatlicue...?!
to be who you were?
Can you read her name?
makes an Aztec temple out of a single piece of paper!
that imitates a jaguar’s growl!
was highly effective
“Let’s go...!’ - Get involved with Mexicolore...
at the Templo Mayor Museum’
from the Codex Mendoza!
became Christians in the sixteenth century...
and really did COUNT in life...
meaning in the lives of the Mexica/Aztecs
No, it’s just good old Goggle Man...
for learning Náhuatl...
on the Aztecs...
Aztec warrior v Spanish conquistador
- ‘Bak’tun the future...’!
- what’s in a name...?
held in museums around Britain...
through drama projects...
based on ancient Mexican principles...
is striking, powerful, and entirely unparalleled
music came to the world...
on household Aztec furniture...
songs, stories, rituals and myths...
... all on a single beautifully produced DVD-ROM
PUZZLES and a LOT of info...
come to be at the heart of modern research
- a bit hard to (de)SCRIBE...
- but you could move up and down...
How did he WANT to die?
into the Mexica people and their lives...
using Mexicolore’s Sunstone resource...
created a beautiful model of the Sunstone
new downloadable resources...
the birth of the 5th Aztec Sun...
the ‘Stranger Effect’...
into modern music compositions...
just 7 blocks from the Zócalo...
prowls the art of most ancient Mexican civilisations
was likened to a warrior in a battle
rich in colour...
and leads the sun across the sky...
2,000 gods! We name the key ones...
of celestial water meet on the horizon
in ‘A Soldier in Every Son’...
Cyclical time just keeps going round...
the end of the world...
to the violence of spiritual as well as military conquest...
alternate history novel written so far
on the Aztec life cycle...
think a molinillo is for...!
... a rare 18th. century Mexican embroidered ‘rebozo’
to specific cities, towns, or neighbourhoods
as sacred herbal medicines
from Classical Náhuatl?
to Mexico’s pre-Hispanic past
No! It’s his ‘bloody’ title
and medicine for millennia
‘quechquémitl’ (girl’s neck-cape)
match the coursing of stars above?
made in the Americas before the arrival of Europeans...’
survive the Spanish Conquest?
consults Mexicolore about his Aztec story...
- the Mexica version...
rich aroma as well as light!
... lives in Liverpool
called horses ‘super-deer’...
working with Mexicolore in schools
- and the role of brave little ants!
if Aztec herbal medicines still work?
after the Spanish Conquest? (1)
women and the Aztec world
on a codex page, on a temple wall...
been a lucrative one in pre-Hispanic Mexico
but you could get ‘moused’...!
has its own particular qualities
to sell themselves to feed their families...
inspires a new play on the rise of the Aztecs
Read about Tlaloc’s journey to Mexico City.
with our new Sunstone experience!
to a whole new level of meaning...
to the present-day Nahua
was called the ‘Ceasing of water’
the biography of ‘the last Mexica princess’
with the Day of the Dead...
‘grew’ their children a bit like plants...
and Tonanztin the same?
of the sacred precinct of Tenochtitlan
had a Jekyll & Hyde nature - so very Aztec!
to reach Tenochtitlan in 1519...
in the Coat of Arms of Lord Cowdray (of Cowdray Park in Sussex)
The classic legend of the two volcanoes
REWARD: a beautiful cape!
he just blew your mind...
son enfermedades del corazón
‘monster’ metate which we’ve been allowed to see
between Aztec captor and captive...
using teacher-tested ideas...
nourished the growing Aztec empire
how the Aztecs viewed the Spanish invaders
was called the ‘Flaying of men’
viewable every day in central London
expressed in a Náhuatl poem
Download a basic Náhuatl guide
Monsters of the Celestial Vault
in the search for Moctezuma’s predecessors
were hand modelled...
the ‘disordered filaments of the underworld’
simple Aztec toy...
a study in survival...
- is the quetzal the ultimate symbol of beauty?
For the Aztec Girl...
- how to pronounce some of the commonest words
and symbolic in the Mexica empire
Read the first in our ‘Birth Sign Bonanza’ series
- was anything but a soft touch...
the Mexica ‘sang with their feet...’
was a truly ancient hunting weapon
on Aztec every-day life...
performed by 5 priests... or 6?
a study in survival - Conclusion
physical strength, moral force
to inspire today’s stone workers
- what a lotta pottery!
may well have been Aztec...
after the Spanish Conquest? (2)
AZTEC HOUSE like...?
toads helped feed their religion...
in south west England
- a creature with ancient associations...
the gentler side of the Mexica came to the fore...
a heavy LOAD of responsibility...
has just been identified as the ‘deer-killer’!
after the Spanish Conquest? (2) - Conclusion
... years old
to be exemplary citizens...
... in south west London
cactus beetles called cochineal - in huge quantities...
of their impending doom?
- was one of the oldest Aztec gods
- ancient hero or figure of death?
take generations to ‘season’
From now on they’re the Mexica!
has been positively identified...!
- a person was all fingers and thumbs!
in Forest Hill
long before the Aztecs had settled in the central highlands...
The deadly Ahuizotl...
- you could bet your life on it...
Join us at the BM...
to hide the soft bag under your cape...
with music, inspired by Nahua culture
... and the genuine artefacts!
those goggle eyes...!
The upright digging stick
from the simplest of house designs
the cutting edge of their art
and held like darts thrown in battle!
- and the Mexica wore them all...
about ‘The Angry Aztecs’
clues to ancient Mexican weddings
- the one truly Aztec god
of the family treasure chest
...for rugs: perfect for colouring in!
‘the hollow of both hands placed together’
turquoise mosaics at the BM
the Spanish must have been eeuugghhh!
the canoe was king
an international symposium and major exhibition
... as a Smoking Mirror
- at the very centre of Aztec life
- a tortilla!
... Learn how to cook the books!
ear-piercing, tongue-piercing or nose-piercing?
high-chairs for meal times?
and Mother of the Gods
- death was a final homecoming...
was given to The Queen in 1973
We have a hot tip for you...!
‘a cut above the rest...’
the most precious artefact of all - a young baby...
just one long GRIND...?
can be seen in Philadelphia
a pre-Hispanic market!
Discover the folly of the 1 Deer birth sign.
- a short introduction
- ‘so that their hair shone...’
Make your own Aztec sacrifice knife!
- a little town in New Mexico?
...they ‘sang with their feet’
Nip up a gum tree and discover the original Aztec recipe...
invoked the power of the earth and the underworld...
- even the Spanish were deeply impressed...
of pre-Columbian artefacts
to the copper industry...
of pre-Hispanic Mexican artefacts
by Year 6 children in Newcastle-upon-Tyne
with ancient beliefs in Mesoamerica
‘giving wisdom to their face’!
with today’s Dos and Don’ts
to something precious underneath...
You were probably born on 1-Flower!
through Aztec calendar signs and masks...
ancient peoples used it to seal and stick
‘grandfather’ of Aztecs studies...
Try the Choco-Story Museum in Bruges
Aztec shields - status symbols par excellence
- The god with the longest name?
the pelican mirrored their fate...
of the ancient Mesoamericans...
of our team setting up in a school...
in the Americas for more than three millennia...
One of the most ancient of Aztec artefacts
... were often linked to clothing
... evolve from Aztec rain-god pots?
very much a ‘mask culture’...
... I just need to get a grip!
- the Aztecs gave you a sporting chance...
to follow the models of their ancestors...
... seriously bad news!
following up on a team visit to your school
... you were compared to a ripe ear of corn
...for over 800 years!
was crucial to ensuring Mexica power
played in ancient Mexico?
Ancient Mexican life had a real swing to it...
To the Aztecs they were omens as well as pests...
- basic kit for Aztec DJs!
would have been the ballpayers we know today...
... and they were rich enough to feed thousands of Aztecs
The timeless sound of tortilla-making
multi-ethnic ancient Mexico?
‘Cultural/Educational Resource of the Year’!
making had a mystical significance...
We survey our Panel of Experts...
... was a special symbol for the Aztecs?
Aztecs thought it was blood of the gods.
on Mexican themes in schools
play marbles, or jacks?
The Aztecs slept fitfully...
... they made a strong case ‘for crying out loud’
- a ‘spot the mistakes’ Aztec teaser
truth itself is a sacrificial victim
Did the Aztecs just ‘toy’ with the idea?
... for the Aztecs it was water to water
to the Aztec Calendar
depended on an ecological miracle...
Where did Phillip Pullman get his ‘daemon’ idea from?
- goddess of the ‘steamy’ side of life...
A Nahua Ritual for Abundant Crops
... was used in Europe for 200 years
... feet handle rough terrain far better
the Aztecs’ greatest artistic achievement?
Fresh fish from the coast daily ... on foot!
but just how were they used in practice?
- sacred energy in motion...
... the rabbit was an important day and year-bearer sign
Patolli was an Aztec board game.
and connect artefacts at ground level to the planets above!
how to say Hello in Náhuatl
and Cosmic Enemies
never eaten as it is today
Why not Skype us...?
... but isn’t the original in the wrong place?
in using shell to craft exquisite turquoise mosaics
... required an awful lot of balls!
The problem of forgeries in Mesoamerican Art
... a healthy thwacking!
from us after a team visit!
- a real one has been found!
Do you give as much as you receive?
‘how Aztec poetry works...’
envision the cosmos?
- frozen in time
Louis XIV of France only washed twice in his LIFE!
Tec’s latest challenges!
as well as important sources of clean water...
from the Royal Academy ‘Aztecs’ exhibition
by the time the Aztecs came along
would have surprised anyone expecting talk of blood
Get your pupils to prepare an article about Mexicolore
the ‘Kids in Museums’ movement is born
... are based in Guildford!
- as super glue makers!
began with pregnancy and birth.
thought about the body and the world
a Chocolate Artefacts pack...
the simple act of grieving over loss
attacked with armoured dogs...
1,000th new school...!
School visit led to 25 years on the road
are VERY cheap-and-nasty!
drive a scribe dotty...
from under a bookshop proved a thorny task
December 21st. 2012?
...and the jokes have begun
of the Aztec Calendar Stone?
Mestizo restaurant and win a prize!
- you either love them or you hate them!
- ‘to their hearts’ content’
is the most searched-for...
... is the Day of the Dead?
and the famous crystal skull in the British Museum?
the ‘fantastic character’ of Aztec instruments
raise the tempo on a teponaztli...
- but it’s enough to inspire and fill a wonderful new book
2500 years before the Conquest?
was not limited to ancient Peru
of the Wellcome Collection’s latest exhibition
- a universal custom?
... and by 20th century Chevrolets!
- the only Aztec god you can bank on?
is a tiny pre-Hispanic poem!
of the Plumed Serpent?
- will we ever know what it sounded like?
runs on and on...
- and the Aztecs used ‘tooth place’ everywhere!
NGfL say this site is a valuable set of resources.
... their hearts still beat underground
... to inspire your art projects
... one of the 20th. century’s greatest sculptors
Frida Kahlo’s ‘lost’ painting
- sheds new light on just how superb Aztec mosaic workers were
... No! It’s part of Tezcatlipoca’s ‘ezpitzal’
A major international conference in London
Learning from experts in the heart of Tenochtitlan...
in English older than 1965?!
to the New World
have for years sported THE Aztec icon
very severely this winter
of a large horned toad-shaped ocarina
that imitates the roar of the wind...
to rescue the country’s ancient musical heritage...
for studying the music of the Aztecs/Mexica
from ancient Mexico