General Aztecs Maya Tocuaro Kids Contact 20 Oct 2020/4 Flower
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Explore traditional Mexican cuisine through online Lotería....
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Today's Maya date is: - 2861 days into the new cycle!
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What does the hand gesture of the Maize God [on the Maya dish with the earth-turtle] mean? asked Putney High Junior School GDST. Read what Dr. Mark Van Stone had to say.

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‘The Aztecs’ exhibition
is now open at the Weltmuseum, Vienna.
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This coming week (22nd.-26th): FREE ebook we highly recommend: Catrina and Armando: Mysterious romances from 1850’s Veracruz by Karel Baresh.
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Mexico seeks return of Aztec headdress
The Mexican president delegated his wife Beatriz to lobby the Austrian government to ‘loan’ the famous penacho in Vienna for an exhibition in 2021
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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)

DeerIn Mesoamerica the deer

was ‘a mythological animal par excellence

Aztec social mobilityThough Mexica society was hierarchical,

social mobility wasn’t just possible but encouraged...

Maya blue - Mexica greenMexica green came from Maya blue

(with a spot of yellow)...

Marriage Alliances in Ancient MesoamericaMarriage alliances were key to the exercise

of political power in Mesoamerica...

Sacred geometry was at the FOURfront of Aztec life and worldSacred geometry - at the FOURfront

of the Aztec landscape and world...

‘Circle of Friends’ terracotta figureHow authentic is the popular ‘Aztec/

Maya Circle of Friends’ figure?

‘Nearly everything you were taught about Aztec “sacrifice” is wrong’‘Nearly everything you were taught

about Aztec “sacrifice” is wrong’...

Aztec advances (13): tamalesTamales: the world’s first

convenience food?

What type of war paint did the Aztecs have?What type of war paint

did the Aztecs have?

Did the Aztecs practice martial arts?Did the Mexica practice hand-to-hand

combat and martial arts in general?

Is ANY of the treasure given to Cortés accounted for today?Is ANY of the treasure given to or

seized by Cortés accounted for today?

What all was for sale in the great market at Tlatelolco?What all was for sale

in the great Tlatelolco market?