Tag: aztec

  • Teotihuacan: Pyramid of the Sun

    Teotihuacan: Pyramid of the Sun

    We begin the fascinating journey to the ancient city of Teotihuacan, Mexico, with the Pyramid of the Sun. It’s one of the largest structures of its kind in the Western Hemisphere, stood as a monumental highlight. The Pyramid of the Sun, constructed around 200 CE, is a testament to the architectural prowess of the Teotihuacanos.…

  • Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral

    Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral

    Our exploration of Mexico City’s heart led us to the grandiose Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral, a colossal edifice that towers over the Zócalo area. What lies beneath is equally captivating—this magnificent structure rests atop the ancient Aztec sacred precinct, including the Templo Mayor, a layering of histories that speaks volumes of the city’s complex past.…

  • Tenochtitlan in Templo Mayor Museum

    Tenochtitlan in Templo Mayor Museum

    On a recent sunlit morning, I found myself stepping back into the echoes of ancient civilization at the Templo Mayor Museum. Templo Mayor translates to “Great Temple,” a fitting title for what was once the main temple of the Aztec capital, Tenochtitlan. This majestic structure, now in ruins, was dedicated to the gods of war…

  • Discovering History at the National Museum of Anthropology

    Discovering History at the National Museum of Anthropology

    We went to the National Museum of Anthropology and we were captivated by the beauty of these artifacts. Stone of the Sun is an intricately carved basalt disk that is one of the most iconic artifacts of Aztec civilization. The stone measures about 12 feet in diameter and weighs approximately 24 tons. It was discovered…

  • Road to Anthropology Museum

    Road to Anthropology Museum

    So we left Chapultepec Castle towards the National Museum of Anthropology. We skirted the edge of a lake dotted with paddle boats. Though the water was not pristine, the weather couldn’t have been more inviting for those looking to drift across the gentle waves. Navigating towards the museum proved a slight challenge; the signage was…

  • Different eras in Mexican history

    Different eras in Mexican history

    Table summarizing the different eras in Mexican history, along with the status of indigenous civilizations like the Aztecs and Mixtecs during these periods: Era Description Status of Indigenous civilizations Pre-Columbian Development of early human civilizations like the Olmecs, Maya, Zapotecs, Toltecs, and Aztecs. Thriving and culturally rich societies like the Aztecs, Maya, and others. Pre-Hispanic…

  • Learning about Aztec mythology

    Learning about Aztec mythology

    Aztec mythology is super interesting and this video is so fun to watch: At the core of Aztec belief is the narrative of creation and destruction through five suns or five worlds, each associated with an era and a specific deity. These eras are cyclic, with each world being created and then destroyed by a…