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Civilizations of the world: Aztec


The Aztec Empire, or the Triple Alliance, was an alliance of three Nahua altepetl city-states: Mexico-Tenochtitlan, Texcoco, and Tlacopan.

Aztec civilization came to light between 1345 and 1521 CE and covered most of northern Mesoamerica. In short, it was a Mesoamerican culture that flourished in central Mexico in the post-classic period.

They were famous for agriculture, introduced a systematic irrigation system,

and even created artificial islands in the lake.

They developed a calendar system, a complex writing system called "hieroglyphs" and built famous pyramids and temples.

In today's world Nahua is referred to as the descendants of Aztec.

Courage, self-sacrifice, modesty, clean-living, obedience, civilized culture with 4 classes, religion, and the government made Aztecz stand out from other prominent civilization movements in the world.

Aztec architecture is a form of late Mesoamerican architecture. They were builders and focussed on building different structures such as pyramids, ball courts, plazas, temples, and homes. Normal Aztec homes were built of sun-dried brick made from adobe clay.


Aztec architecture aimed at creating simple and powerful unique style. The powerful and dominant temples were, of course, the masterpieces of the Aztec empire. They used primitive tools such as stones, chisels, and blades, rudimentary tools according to modern standards, but that did not stop them. They concentrated on building strong foundations since the soil of their land was susceptible to sinking due to the hot and often humid climate.


Aztec buildings and architecture reflect the values and civilizations of an empire. They were highly influenced by the Toltecs of Colhuacan, the Tepanecs of Atzcapotzalco, and the Acolhuas of Tetzcoco. Aztecs are popularly known as great builders. Studies and research conducted conclude that Aztecs became great builders through centuries of experimentation. They were superior craftsmen and used their skills to honor their gods creating magnificent structures and using cosmic planning.

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