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Welcome to the Aztecs at Mexicolore!

Mexicolore is a small, independent, specialist, 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)

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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!

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Dangers of the ‘fifth cup’: the Aztec approach to alcoholBy drinking too much alcohol an Aztec citizen

could lose his or her balance... in life!

Drumming up support in battleSmall drums were carried and played

by Mexica warriors to give signals in battle

Ideas for learning about the Days of the Dead from the film COCOLearning about the Days of the Dead

from the superb film Coco...

Mexica (Aztec) Human Sacrifice: New PerspectivesRecent excavations at the Templo Mayor

shed new light on Mexica sacrifices and ritual practices

Advanced Aztec Medicine (2): DentistryAztec dentists developed standard prescriptions

to treat bad breath and tooth decay...

Hampton Court Chocolate KitchenVisit the only surviving royal

chocolate kitchen in Britain...

4th Nahuatl Study Day in LondonOur report on the 4th London

Nahuatl Study Day and Workshop

Advanced Aztec Medicine (1): Anatomical knowledgeSpanish conquistadores preferred to be treated

by Aztec doctors rather than by their own surgeons

‘Conquest’: the impact - expert opinions (3)The Spanish-Aztec War was

a ‘failure of basic understanding’...

Is this tattoo an Aztec eagle design?Is this tattoo design

an Aztec eagle?

Did the Aztecs try to convert conquered peoples?Did the Aztecs try to convert

the peoples they conquered?

What’s painted red on the face of Tenoch in the Codex Mendoza?Is it blood, paint or something else on the face

of Tenoch in the Codex Mendoza?

Why no bears in Aztec mythology?Why don’t bears feature more strongly

in Aztec mythology/calendar?