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  The Mexica / Aztecs
As a result, Tenochtitlan grew dramatically: not only did the city increase in size, precipitating the need for an aqueduct system to bring water from the mainland, it grew culturally as well as the Tenochcas assimilated the gods of the region into their religion.
   The economy of Tenochtitlan was built off of one overwhelming fact: the urban population on the island required high levels of economic support from surrounding areas.
In its earliest history, Tenochtitlan was self-supporting; the village was small and agriculture was managed through the chinampa method of architecture, practiced widely throughout Mesoamerica.
www.wsu.edu /~dee/CIVAMRCA/AZTECS.HTM   (2761 words)

 Common-place: Imperial city of the Aztecs: Mexico-Tenochtitlan
While their dreams were of an ordered urbanity (a dream later partially realized in conquered Tenochtitlan), their experience was of public streets and spaces foul with rubbish ejected from houses and shops, and mired in the ordure of horses and, in the darker alleys, of men.
In Tenochtitlan cleanliness was a demonstration of respect for the gods, not for men, and constant sweeping a sign of devotion.
Tenochtitlan’s precarious, dynamic order was held together by a passionate devotion to religion and the discharging of the Aztecs' special and ever-expanding obligation to the gods.
www.common-place.org /vol-03/no-04/mexico-city   (2524 words)

 Tenochtitlan | Thematic Essay | Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
In the foreground are the excavated remains of the Main Temple in the Sacred Precinct of Tenochtitlan.
In the center of the photograph are the metropolitan Cathedral with the adjacent Sagrario, and the Zócalo.
Tenochtitlan was a city of great wealth, obtained through the spoils of tribute from conquered regions.
www.metmuseum.org /TOAH/hd/teno_1/hd_teno_1.htm   (616 words)

At first, Tenochtitlan’s position was on two islands, yet over short periods of time it extended to the lake circling it by way of building docks attached to the isles by peers, and building settlements on these docks over Lake Texcoco.
The inhabitants of Tenochtitlan used irrigation to grow crops throughout the year and made "floating gardens" by filling shallow areas of the lake and anchoring the soil with trees (Mayor 1).
Tenochtitlan was probably one of, if not the best designed city in the world, and the center of the city proved this true.
www.ccds.charlotte.nc.us /History/Americas/04/blue/blue.htm   (972 words)

 The Aztecs/Mexicas
The yearly round of rites and ceremonies in the cities of Tenochtitlan and neighboring Tetzcoco, and their symbolic art and architecture, gave expression to an ancient awareness of the interdependence of nature and humanity.
The maintenance of fires in the temples was a principal priestly duty, and the renewal of fire was identified with the renewal of time itself.
Cuauhtemoc, c.1495-1525, became ruler of the AZTECS in 1521, during the siege of TENOCHTITLAN, and led the final desperate resistance of that city against the Spanish conquistadors.
www.indians.org /welker/aztec.htm   (1287 words)

 ART 347L--Tenochtitlan
According to myth, the great Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan was founded at the place where one of Huitzilopochtli's priests saw an eagle perched upon a large nopal cactus.
Tenochtitlan was built on an island in ancient Lake Texcoco and was connected to the mainland by three long causeways.
Also accompanying them on their migration were four tribal leaders, or god-bearers, one of whom carried on his back an image of Huitzilopochtli, their patron deity, in the form of a mummy bundle.
www.utexas.edu /cofa/a_ah/dir/precol/tenochtitlan.htm   (1210 words)

 Great Tenochtitlan.History Mexico for Kids
While it is believed that the city had a minimum of 100 thousand inhabitants, others estimate that this population surpassed 200 thousand.
Tenochtitlan was built on a series of islands situated in one of the shallow lakes, which at the time, covered a large part of the Valley of Mexico.
The Aztecs extended and consolidated land for construction purposes and linked the islands by means of three wide causeways and aqueducts that channeled pure water to the city.
www.elbalero.gob.mx /kids/history/html/conquista/tenochtitlan.html   (208 words)

Founded on a cluster of small natural islands on the western side of Lake Texcoco in the Valley of Mexico, Tenochtitlan grew to become the largest and most powerful city in Mesoamerica, and at its height was one of the largest cities in the world.
The Great Pyramid or Templo Mayor was the main temple of Tenochtitlan and was dedicated to Huitzilopochtli, the god of war and sun, and Tlaloc the god of rain and fertility.
According to the Aztec foundation myth, when the Mexica arrived at Lake Texcoco, they built the first temple to Huitzilopochtli at the place they had seen the eagle perched on a nopal cactus devouring a snake—the sign that this was the place they should settle.
www.ancientworlds.net /aw/Places/District/811813   (1133 words)

 Aztlan Joins Zapatistas on March into Tenochtitlan
The Zapatista March to Tenochtitlan began on February 25, 2001 from San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas and covered 12 states and stay-overs in 25 municipalities.
It was a gruelling affair with multiple incidents and one, as of yet, unexplained accident that took the life of a federal police officer that was providing security for the Zapatista Delegation.
It was as if we were recapturing Tenochtitlan after "La Conquista." The last leg of the Zapatista March also followed the route that was taken by both General Emiliano Zapata and General Francisco Villa during their entrance into Mexico City after the defeat of "Los Federales."
www.aztlan.net /zocalo.htm   (1606 words)

 Different World's Travel Guide to the Zócalo in Mexico City
In 1978 workmen discovered the Coyolzauhqui stone disc, weighing eight tonnes and marking the foot of the stairs of the temple.
This is the site of the Great Temple of Tenochtitlan, ancient capital of the Aztecs.
Excavations were begun in 1978, when workmen discovered the Coyolzauhqui stone disc, weighing eight tonnes and marking the foot of the stairs of the temple.
www.differentworld.com /mexico/common/pages/history_notes/tenochtitlan.htm   (1328 words)

 Mexico City Mexico Travel and Tours to Mexico City by Enjoy Mexico
Cuauhtemoc, the leader of the indigenous resistance, was defeated the 13th of August of 1521; thereafter, Tenochtitlan was completely levelled.
The construction of what is currently the Historic Centre of the DF started a year later over the Aztecan foundations, though in those times it would be baptised as the New Spain.
Nowadays, it is a megalopolis with 22 million plus inhabitants, an urban colossus that projects to the future with the same determination that it inherited from its mythical founders, who tamed the swamp and the unnerving earthquakes to build a city in the exact place where an eagle was found devouring a serpent.
www.enjoymexico.net /mexico-city-mexico.php   (399 words)

 EVOLUCION DE LA GRAN TENOCHTITLAN, MEXICO Historia, Entorno Lacustre, Templo Mayor, Tlatelolco
Tenochtitlan y la posterior expansión de la Ciudad de México a través de 5 siglos.
Vista panorámica de la Gran Tenochtitlan en el año de 1519.
Vista panorámica de la Gran Tenochtitlan en el año de 1519 en realidad virtual a 360 grados y desde 4 nodos.
www.mexicomaxico.org /introTenoch.htm   (525 words)

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An island city, five miles square, Tenochtitlan was surrounded by Lake Texcoco, one of the five lakes in the Valley of Mexico.
Canals were used as streets and people traveled everywhere by canoe.
With palaces, gardens, fountains, the royal zoo, a market with 25,000 people busy buying and selling fantastic new objects and foods, aqueducts bringing fresh water into the city, sewage collection on large barges for use as fertilizers, and sacred ball courts, Tenochtitlan was more advanced than any city in Europe.
www.pbs.org /opb/conquistadors/mexico/adventure1/pop-tenochtitlan.htm   (180 words)

 CON "M" DE MÉXICO: Evolución de Tenochtitlan, Los Tranvías, Navegando el Canal de la Viga, Angel de la ...
CON "M" DE MÉXICO: Evolución de Tenochtitlan, Los Tranvías, Navegando el Canal de la Viga, Angel de la Independencia, Caminando por las Calles de México.
El entorno lacustre de la Gran Tenochtitlan, varias imágenes recreadas por computadora.
La mayor parte del trabajo realizado por Tomás Filsinger con relación a la evolución de la Gran Tenochtitlan y la Ciudad de México se encuentra actualmente resumido en un CD-ROM.
www.mexicomaxico.org /Tenoch/intromex.htm   (1213 words)

 NGA - Art of Aztec Mexico: Treasures of Tenochtitlan (09/1983)
Overview: Most of the 86 objects of stone, clay, metal, wood, mosaic, and feathers had been excavated recently at the site of the Templo Mayor of Tenochtitlan in Mexico City.
The exhibition was a joint project of the National Gallery with the pre-Columbian department of Dumbarton Oaks.
Catalogue: Art of Aztec Mexico: Treasures of Tenochtitlan, by H.B. Nicholson with Eloise Quinones Keber.
www.nga.gov /past/data/exh499.shtm   (152 words)

Today, the ruins of Tenochtitlan are a very spectacular site, being located under the present-day Mexico City, Mexico.
After nearly five hundred years little has been found of the ancient capital city of the Aztecs though excavation continues in hopes that more will be uncovered and give more pieces to the puzzle of who the Aztecs were and why did the do what they did.
“The City of Tenochtitlan.” http://campus.tam.itesm.mx/~jdorante/art/tenoch/etenoc02.htm 13 Oct. 2000
www.mnsu.edu /emuseum/archaeology/sites/meso_america/tenochtitlan.html   (273 words)

 Aztec Tenochtitlan - featuring Mexica art and history
Aztec Tenochtitlan - featuring Mexica art and history
Aztec Tenochtitlan - featuring Mexica art and history at Tenochtitlan.com
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www.tenochtitlan.com   (208 words)

 Lost Cities Of Ancient America - Guayabo Tenochtitlan Teotihuacan Tiahuanaco Aztlantla Copan and More
Lost Cities Of Ancient America - Guayabo Tenochtitlan Teotihuacan Tiahuanaco Aztlantla Copan and More
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