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‘Unearthed! Bloody History of the Aztec’
‘Unearthed! Bloody History of the Aztec’
30 years after their last big issue on the Aztecs, a new one is out! The November 2010 issue contains a 25-page feature on the latest discoveries in Mexico City...
National Geographic Magazine reference to the Aztecs

National Geographic Magazine

National Geographic Magazine tends to be overlooked as a useful teaching resource for a Key Stage 2 History topic such as the Aztecs - yet from time to time it produces some wonderful materials.

National Geographic’s classic December 1980 issue on the Aztecs
National Geographic’s classic December 1980 issue on the Aztecs (Click on image to enlarge)

Our (several) copies of the classic December 1980 special issue on the Aztecs have been VERY well thumbed (see photos!). It was the cover of this issue that inspired us to create our animated Aztec character Tec, who heads our Mexicolore-for-Kids site...

Pages from the 1980 special NGM issue on the Aztecs
Pages from the 1980 special NGM issue on the Aztecs (Click on image to enlarge)

We highlight here (top photo) a mention of the Aztecs, in the December 2006 issue, with a brief reference to the pre-Columbian codices still in existence today. The feature (see photo) was researched by Taryn Salinas - see her comment on Mexicolore by following the link below.

We plan to flag up important past (and present) issues of NGM as they relate to pre-Hispanic Mexico in the coming months... Note that NG have finally brought out a major new issue on the Aztecs (November 2010)

National Geographic Research Department’s comment on Mexicolore (comment no. 23)

Our animated Aztecs for kids site

National Geographic Magazine
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