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Professor Matthew Restall

Did the Aztecs ever fight against the Maya? asked Blackheath Prep School. Read what Professor Matthew Restall had to say.

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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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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’...

Basic Aztec Facts: AZTEC NAMESBasic Aztec Facts:


Tenochtitlan - Centre of the Aztec WorldTenochtitlan, ‘The Great City of Mexico’

was the centre of the Aztec World...

The fate of the wise {italictlamatque} - spiritual leaders of Nahua communitiesHow wise spiritual leaders of Nahua communities

ended up branded as charlatans by the Spanish...

Basic Aztec Facts: AZTEC TEACHINGAztec mums and dads told kids

‘Go out and grow your face...!’

What do the elements in the Aztec day signs represent?What exactly do the elements in the 20

Aztec day signs actually represent?

RESOURCE for younger students: the stories of Doña Marina and PocahontasMalinche and Pocahontas: the stories of two women

who survived through a time of great crisis...

Red paint on Aztec stone sculpturesWhat did the Mexica/Aztecs use

to paint stone sculptures red?

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

in Aztec mythology/calendar?

What does Temaxcalapa mean?My family comes from Temaxcalapa -

what does the word mean?