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Professor Esther Pasztory

What’s the most interesting fact you’ve come across about the Aztecs? asked Witham Hall Prep School. Read what Professor Esther Pasztory had to say.

A new INAH study on human sacrifice at Tenochtitlan
Many of the sacrificed were Mexica from the area and not all war captives from further afield, as we usually imagine.
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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 some 210,000 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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Los Nahuales - Animal Companion SpiritsA delightful modern Mexican story based

on Aztec animal companion spirits - nahuales

Early unicycle?Could this be a prototype

Mesoamerican unicycle...?!

Colour and Culture Among the Aztecs (1)Natural elements used to make Mexica adornments

themselves bore identity and conveyed meaning...

Daysign PollJoin in our poll and vote for your

favourite Aztec calendar day sign...!

Aztec and Maya day signsHow similar are the 20 Aztec

and 20 Maya daysigns?

Dancing with snakes - and swallowing them!Every 8 years the Mexica danced with snakes

and raced to be the first to swallow them...!

The Aztecs, patolli and gamblingThe Aztecs, patolli,

and their passion for gambling...

How did Aztec culture influence their housing?How did Aztec culture

influence their housing?

Why did Alvarado massacre the Aztecs?Why did Pedro de Alvarado

massacre the Aztecs?

What were the surgery practices among the Aztecs?What type of surgery

did the Aztecs practice?

Could you get divorced?Did divorce exist

among the Aztecs?