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Aztec turquoise mosaic helmet in the British Museum

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Superb teaching resource based around a Maya vase palace scene!
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Today's Maya date is: - 731 days into the new cycle!
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Professor Michael Coe

If you’re so into Aztec stuff, would you like to have lived in Aztec times? asked Little Ealing Primary School. Read what Professor Michael Coe had to say.

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... except to those thugs responsible for the deaths of the 43 innocent students from Ayotzinapa struggling for a better world...
In Photos: The Ayotzinapa Normal School

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 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 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.

Ask UsWas Xochiquetzal

a female Aztec warrior?

The Aztec-Spanish Encounter in Empire-Building Video GamesHow do the Aztecs fare today

in empire-building video games?

Music and the laws of Nezahualcoyotl - examples of onomatopoeic sounds‘Music’ in ancient Mexico encompassed

song, dance, theatre, drama, poetry and much more ...

The art of Aztec runningTrainee runners had to race

up the 113 steps of the Templo Mayor...!

The art of Aztec mourningCould Mexica professional mourners teach us something

about the art of profound, yet controlled grieving...?

The Aztec (Central Mexican) CalendarWhat role did their calendars play

in the lives of the Mexica/Aztecs?

Bristol City Museum and Art GalleryImportant historical links between Mexico

- and Bristol City Museum...

XicolliThe Templo Mayor Museum has a rare example

of a Mexica priest’s waistcoat...

Basic Aztec facts: AZTEC PUNISHMENTSBasic Aztec facts:


‘How would the world be different today if the Aztecs had defeated the Conquistadors?’How would the world be different

if the Aztecs had defeated the Spanish?

Time, ritual and sacred landscape in Aztec MexicoAztec rituals were intended to keep

or restore balance in the earth...

‘Do you know the names of all the Aztec gods?’Does anyone know the names

of all the Aztec gods?