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General Aztecs Maya Tocuaro Kids Contact 20 Jan 2017/13 Monkey
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Fragment of an Aztec eagle vessel with the date 2 Reed

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Watch a short introductory video on the Aztec Sunstone aimed at art history students
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Today's Maya date is: 13.0.4.2.11 - 1492 days into the new cycle!
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New member of our Panel of Experts
We are delighted to welcome onto our Panel Dr. William L. Barnes, Associate Professor of Art History at the University of St. Thomas, Minnesota.

Play Patolli in New York!
Fran Ilich: Aridoamérica Winter Plan - free public programme in Brooklyn, NY, now till March 2017
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Though now a tourist spectacle
the Voladores ritual is full of ancient symbolism

Welcome to the Aztecs at Mexicolore!

Mexicolore is a small, independent, artefact-based teaching team providing in-school visits and teaching resources on Mexico, the Mexica (Aztecs) and the Maya. Since 1980 our living history teams have now made over 3,000 visits to schools, museums, arts centres, hospitals and galleries throughout England.

”Mexicolore has probably reached more people on the planet than all of the courses on Mexico taught at universities added together. It has been a wonderful success that has brought the magic of Mesoamerica to untold numbers of people...” (Dr. Alan R. Sandstrom, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, Indiana University Fort Wayne, USA)

“Mexicolore is the only organisation in the United Kingdom that for the last 30 years has been devoted to promoting Mexico’s Aztec heritage, presenting it in a unique and extraordinary way.” (Minister Ignacio Durán, ex-Cultural Attaché, Mexican Embassy, UK)

“Los felicito por la excelente labor educativa que hacen en escuelas, museos y el internet. ¡Su página es, simplemente, la mejor que yo conozca!” (Dr. Leonardo López Luján, Director, Proyecto Templo Mayor, Mexico City)

In support of our school Living History workshops on Mexico, the Aztecs and the Maya, in which over 200,000 children have already participated, this constantly updated, 100% educational website, based in London and established in 2001, offers a wealth of carefully researched information and resources on (ancient) Mexico, all designed to inspire, inform, intrigue and encourage serious students of the Aztecs, the Maya (and ancient Mesoamerica in general) of ALL ages. Note: we receive no funding of any kind, you won’t find us on Facebook, and we carry no adverts. We’re fiercely proud of our independence!

To read and share our vision, click on ‘Getting Involved’, in the left hand menu.

‘Codex Corner’: mistaken identityThe Codex Laud (Códice Mictlan) was first thought

to be an Egyptian hieroglyphic book...

‘Codex Corner’: soundHear the crackly sound of an elderly Mexica scholar

turning the pages of a dry, hard codex...

‘Codex Corner’: coloursMexica scribes changed (flower-based) colours

just by putting the brushes into their mouths...

Aztec PapermakingThe Aztecs valued paper almost more

than any other substance...

Talking a Good Fight: Communication and Conquest (1)The Spanish conquest was a campaign won

mostly through politics and diplomacy...

Aztec Surnames: a Modern Link to a Proud HertiageNahuatl surnames from Cholula

that still exist from Aztec times

Did the Aztecs have a term for religion?Did the Mexica/Aztecs have a term

for religion, belief, worship...?

How did the Aztecs get their stones for building?How did the Aztecs get their stones

for building structures?

Did the Aztecs use metal spears?Did the Aztecs use

metal spears?