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Mixtec jug with Monarch butterfly, British Museum

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At last! The Codex Mendoza is viewable online...
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Today's Maya date is: 13.0.2.3.18 - 799 days into the new cycle!
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Dr. Leonardo López Luján

When you find something buried [in Mexico], how do you know it’s Aztec? asked The Blue Coat School. Read what Dr. Leonardo López Luján had to say.

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Ancient and modern Mexico City
obeyed the same mathematical rule of growth, new study finds
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‘Education Among the Ancient Mexicans’
Gallery talk, British Museum, Saturday Feb. 28th., 1.15 pm, Room 27, by Dr. Elizabeth Baquedano.
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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.

2nd London Study Day and Workshop on NáhuatlWe report back on the 2nd London

Náhuatl Study Day and Workshop...

Ancient Mexican sounds archiveVisit a new archive of ancient Mexican sounds

- accessible to all, as no language is involved!

Rare ‘rain-gold’Aztec ‘rain gold’ was actually

a rare crystal-filled meteorite!

‘Death whistle’: cremated example (re)discoveredA cremated example of a Mexica

‘death whistle’ is (re)discovered...

‘Heroes & Villains’: Reconstructing Moctezuma’s HeaddressHow a modelmaker went to town

to reconstruct Moctezuma’s headdress...

Commoners versus noblesSome differences between

Mexica nobles and commoners...

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?