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Aztec teponaztli in Paris

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Mexico’s failing education system
Predictably, indigenous children suffer the most...
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Music in Ancient Mexico
Gallery talk by Dr. Elizabeth Baquedano, British Museum, Sat. 19th August 1.15 pm. Free.
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The skills of Aztec artists
were judged ‘razor-sharp’ by Europeans

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!

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The Aztecs and the Spanish Conquest for GCSE (I)A new resource for GCSE students

on the Aztecs & the Spanish Conquest

Households and Daily Life in MesoamericaYucatec Maya houses have

body attributes, like ‘head’, ‘back’ and ‘butt’...

‘Gods’ of the Month: OmeteotlDid the mysterious Ometeotl

(duality deity) actually exist...?

Old film evidence of an Aztec drum being played by Nahua villagersCan anyone shed light on this Aztec drum

played by Nahua villagers half a century ago?

FURTHER AFIELD: Museo de América, Madrid, SpainFind shipwrecked gold and silver

in the Museo de América in Madrid...

Recently rediscovered ‘Headdress of Cuauhtémoc’Could this be the eighth known piece

of pre-Hispanic Mesoamerican featherwork?

Aztec Sunstone mapDownload a super accurate map

of the famous Aztec Sunstone!

What does Temaxcalapa mean?My family comes from Temaxcalapa -

what does the word mean?

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?