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Professor Guilhem Olivier

Did the Aztec gods ever make a sign or an appearance? asked Redriff Primary School. Read what Professor Guilhem Olivier had to say.

Elite female burial discovered near Teotihuacan
INAH archaeologists have uncovered the skeleton of an upper class woman with intentional cranial deformation and bejewelled teeth.
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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!

To read and share our vision, click on ‘Getting Involved’, in the left hand menu.

Reconstructing a Mesoamerican codexScientists in Holland attempt

to reconstruct a Mesoamerican codex...

The Aztecs are back! Paradoxes of deliberate syncretism in Mexican Catholicism todayWhy would a Catholic priest

decide to build an Aztec pyramid?

Chanting in MesoamericaChanting: a living tradition

with seriously ancient Mesoamerican roots...

Conference on Mesoamerican Manuscripts 2016Some of the secrets of the codices at the Bodleian Library

are revealed by non-invasive research tecniques...

Pitt Rivers Museum, OxfordThere are plenty of Mexican gems

in this ‘museum of museums’...

Featherwork shieldGuess how many feathers went

into making this famous Aztec shield?

Aztec birth symbolsAn Aztec baby was given a naming ceremony gift

- that pointed to his or her future career...

Ideas for RHYTHMS based on Aztec GODS’ NAMESDH Lawrence wrote that Aztec gods’ names

‘are like seeds, so full of magic...’

What happened to the nobility after the Conquest?What became of the Aztec nobility

after the Spanish invasion?

What did the Aztecs call the Spanish invaders?What did the Mexica/Aztecs

call the Spanish invaders?

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?