Item description for The Secret World of the Aztecs (Adventures in Art) by Ferdinand Anton...
Aztec culture flourished for only two hundred years, but even in that short time these ancient Americans, or "Mexicas," as they called themselves, produced countless extraordinary works of art that tell us much about the way they lived and worshiped.
This colorful introduction to Aztec culture provides young readers with a wealth of background information about the establishment of their civilization around 1300 AD at Tenochtitlan, where they built magnificent pyramids and temples. It explains their rules of governing, their calendar and other technological achievements; their systems of trade and agriculture; and how they fought, prayed---and eventually were vanquished by the Spanish conquistadors. Full color illustrations of their beautiful artistry---including clothing, jewelry, pottery, religious idols, weapons, hieroglyphics and sculpture---along with intriguing and fun little known facts make this the perfect learning tool for anyone interested in this fascinating people and their significant contributions to modern civilization.
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