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Aztec Empire. Founded in the 12th Century Destroyed in the 16th Century. Timeline. 1195-Arrived in the Valley of Mexico 1325-Tenochtitlan founded and first temple built 1479-Sun Stone created 1487-Expanded southward throughout Mexico 1519-Cortes shows up, Moctezuma II killed

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Aztec empire

Aztec Empire

Founded in the 12th Century

Destroyed in the 16th Century


Timeline

Timeline

  • 1195-Arrived in the Valley of Mexico

  • 1325-Tenochtitlan founded and first temple built

  • 1479-Sun Stone created

  • 1487-Expanded southward throughout Mexico

  • 1519-Cortes shows up, Moctezuma II killed

  • 1521-Tenochtitlan destroyed

  • 1522-Tenochtitlan rebuilt and named Mexico City, capitol of New Spain


Sun calendar

Sun Calendar

2 Parts:

  • 365 day calendar cycle

  • 260 day ritual cycle


Calendar ritual

Told when to plant crops

18 months with 20 days each

5 bad luck days at the end of the year

Told when to consult the gods

20 day signs and 13 day numbers combined to make 260 unique days

Calendar Ritual


Day images

Day Images


10 pesos

10 Pesos


Details

details…

  • 12 ft. in diameter

  • 3 ft. thick

  • Close to 25 tons in weight

    (57,000 lbs….13+ SUVs)

  • Painted red, blue, yellow, and white

  • Took 52 years to complete

  • Originally sat atop the main temple

  • Found in 1790


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