General Aztecs Maya Tocuaro Kids Contact 28 Feb 2021/5 Monkey
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Aztec stone snake sculpture, Hamburg museum

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Link to page about the Maya Calendar
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Mexicolore Aztec workshop display in a primary school

Welcome to the Aztecs* at Mexicolore...

We are a small, independent, specialist, artefact-based teaching team providing in-school interactive history workshops on the Mexica (Aztecs) and the Maya. Since 1980 our teams have made over 3,500 visits to schools, museums, and arts centres 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.” (Dr. 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 interactive school workshops on Mexico, the Aztecs* and the Maya, in which some 220,000 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 and we carry no adverts. We’re fiercely proud of our independence!

*While the name ’Aztec’ is widely used in education and professional literature, historically the Aztecs called themselves the ’Mexica’ in their Nahuatl language. Today their modern descendants still continue this usage - the word ‘Aztec’ being considered a historic or foreign term. In Anthropology, the ‘Aztecs’ of today are generally referred to as the ’Nahua’. (A. Sandstrom)

Natural forces and elements had calendrical namesNatural forces and elements as well as gods

could have calendrical names...

Different ways to depict Mexica godsMexica gods were depicted visually

in very different ways...

Aztecs/Mexica History Resources Listing 2021We publish a new Aztecs/Mexica

History Resources Listing...

Bottle gourdBottle gourds make

perfect water bottles!

The ambiguous meaning of {italic{bold{brownmecahuehuetl}}}The ambiguous meaning of mecahuehuetl

- is it the Nahua name for the concha guitar, or...?

The Atamalcualiztli festivalWe explore the costumes of participants

in the 8-yearly Atamalcualiztli festival

Armadillos - the view from La HuastecaHow are armadillos viewed

on the ground in La Huasteca?

Fire in Mesoamerican RitualFire was, and still is, perceived as

a major force for transformation...

How can games question misunderstandings about the Aztecs?How can online games question

misunderstandings about the Aztecs?

The {italicconcha} guitar and the armadilloWhat is the historical connection between

the concha guitar and the armadillo?

What animals were associated with the sun in Mesoamerican culture?What animals were associated

with the sun in Mesoamerica?

Are there any records of albinism in Ancient Mexico?Are there records of albinism

or albinos in ancient Mexico?

How much of {italicsobador} (massage) culture is prehispanic?How much of sobador (massage) culture

originates from prehispanic times?