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Learn about the symbolic importance of weaving in the Maya world...
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Today's Maya date is: - 649 days into the new cycle!
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Professor Camilla Townsend

Why did the Aztecs sacrifice the men and not the women? asked Birch Hill Primary School. Read what Professor Camilla Townsend had to say.

Video games for preserving languages and cultures
Indigenous children in Mexico can now learn their mother tongues with specialized computer games, helping to prevent the further loss of those languages across the country.
Codex Chimalpahin goes to Mexico!
INAH have purchased the priceless 3-volume codex through Christie’s in London via a private sale. The Codex goes on public display in Mexico from September 18th...
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Aztecs exhibition opens in Sydney
Australia’s first major exhibition on the Aztecs opens this month and runs through to February 2015...
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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 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.

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:


Ask UsWhat distinguished the clothing

of Aztec priests from that of royals?

‘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?