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Maya jadeite plaque of seated king and dwarf in the British Museum

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Today's Maya date is: - 482 days into the new cycle!
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Professor Warwick Bray

Why is the original [Mixtec gold pendant in the British Museum] in England? asked Dulwich Prep School. Read what Professor Warwick Bray had to say.

Ancient turquoise trade networks...
... were far more extensive in the American south west than previously thought.
Aztec rituals were intended to keep
or restore balance in the earth...

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 made over 2,500 visits to schools and museums throughout England.

“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 180,000 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.

Which was the highest rank in the Aztec army?Jaguar and Eagle Warriors were NOT

the highest rank in the Aztec army...

Ask UsWhich feast was dedicated

to Chalchiuhtlicue?

Sir Hans Sloane and ChocolateWhat was Sir Hans Sloane’s role

in bringing chocolate to Britain?

Chocolate in the RestorationHow chocolate came to England -

- the role of 17th century spies!

The Aztecs and the Maya (1)Brief notes for teachers

on the Aztecs and the Maya...

First London Náhuatl Study Day and WorkshopsThe very first London Náhuatl

Study Day and Workshops...

Tales from the Underworld: Cacao in Ancient Maya ReligionFor the ancient Maya, ritually sipping chocolate

recalled the old Maize God’s journey through death and life...

Amaizing!Amaizing! The ancient story

of maize in Mexico

SEE singing stones being played...Hear and see how stones can

‘sing’ - and make great music...!

Privateers, Pirates and Aztec GoldEnglish pirates secured new homes

for Mexican gold in our museums...

What lies underneath Aztec sculpture?What lies beneath

Aztec sculpture?

Aztec books - an introductionAztec books served as reminders of key

songs, stories, rituals and myths...