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General Aztecs Maya Tocuaro Kids Contact 27 Feb 2017/12 Water
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Screen with scenes from the conquest of Mexico - Aztec musicians and dancers in a canoe

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Watch a short video on one of the most iconic of Aztec artefacts - the Mexica headdress in Vienna

Professor Felipe Fernández-Armesto

What did the Spanish do after the native population collapsed [in the century after the Conquest]? asked Crosshall Junior School. Read what Professor Felipe Fernández-Armesto had to say.

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A whale in the Thames!

‘Whale I never...’

It would be stretching things to the extreme to try and think up an Aztec connection (though they say the Sunstone weighs as much as a blue whale...), but we couldn’t resist uploading a few snaps we took ‘in our own backyard’ on Friday January 20th. 2006, the day a northern bottlenose whale came up the River Thames to spend its final 48 hours in good old Battersea (where we’ve lived for 30 years). (Written/compiled by Ian Mursell/Mexicolore)

By the Peace Pagoda, Battersea Park
By the Peace Pagoda, Battersea Park (Click on image to enlarge)

Truly, a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Crowds gathered in their hundreds (if not thousands) along the promenade-side of Battersea Park to catch a glimpse of her...

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Sadly, all the goodwill in the world couldn’t save her...

Graciela and Tammy, both (?) caught up in the excitement!
Graciela and Tammy, both (?) caught up in the excitement! (Click on image to enlarge)

Her final resting place will be the Natural History Museum in central London.

Rare for Battersea to be in the headlines...
Rare for Battersea to be in the headlines... (Click on image to enlarge)
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