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Huaxtec shell pendant in the British Museum

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Dr. Claudia Brittenham

How many books existed [among the Maya] before the Spanish Conquest? asked New Haw Community Junior School. Read what Dr. Claudia Brittenham had to say.

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We condemn as utterly shameful fake stories fed by Mexican government social media of the missing schoolgirl Frida Sofía; AND reports of material aid being appropriated by government officials and stored in mysterious warehouses...
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Welcome to the Aztecs at Mexicolore!

Mexicolore is a small, independent, artefact-based teaching team providing in-school visits and teaching resources on Mexico, the Mexica (Aztecs) and the Maya. Since 1980 our living history teams have now made over 3,000 visits to schools, museums, arts centres, hospitals and galleries throughout England.

”Mexicolore has probably reached more people on the planet than all of the courses on Mexico taught at universities added together. It has been a wonderful success that has brought the magic of Mesoamerica to untold numbers of people...” (Dr. Alan R. Sandstrom, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, Indiana University Fort Wayne, USA)

“Mexicolore is the only organisation in the United Kingdom that for the last 30 years has been devoted to promoting Mexico’s Aztec heritage, presenting it in a unique and extraordinary way.” (Minister Ignacio Durán, ex-Cultural Attaché, Mexican Embassy, UK)

“Los felicito por la excelente labor educativa que hacen en escuelas, museos y el internet. ¡Su página es, simplemente, la mejor que yo conozca!” (Dr. Leonardo López Luján, Director, Proyecto Templo Mayor, Mexico City)

In support of our school Living History workshops on Mexico, the Aztecs and the Maya, in which over 200,000 children have already participated, this constantly updated, 100% educational website, based in London and established in 2001, offers a wealth of carefully researched information and resources on (ancient) Mexico, all designed to inspire, inform, intrigue and encourage serious students of the Aztecs, the Maya (and ancient Mesoamerica in general) of ALL ages. Note: we receive no funding of any kind, you won’t find us on Facebook, and we carry no adverts. We’re fiercely proud of our independence!

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Tenochtitlan - Centre of the Aztec WorldTenochtitlan, ‘The Great City of Mexico’

was the centre of the Aztec World...

The fate of the wise {italictlamatque} - spiritual leaders of Nahua communitiesHow wise spiritual leaders of Nahua communities

ended up branded as charlatans by the Spanish...

Basic Aztec Facts: AZTEC TEACHINGAztec mums and dads told kids

‘Go out and grow your face...!’

What do the elements in the Aztec day signs represent?What exactly do the elements in the 20

Aztec day signs actually represent?

RESOURCE for younger students: the stories of Doña Marina and PocahontasMalinche and Pocahontas: the stories of two women

who survived through a time of great crisis...

‘Conquest’: the impact - expert opinions (2)The Spanish invasion of Mexico

- the perspective of women...

‘Conquest’: the impact - expert opinions (1)Experts offer some provocative thoughts

on the impact of the Spanish invasion...

IN THE NEWS: avocadosIN THE NEWS: avocados -

a gift from ancient Mexico...

Flower PowerIn the poetic language of the Aztecs the flower

was perhaps the most powerful metaphor of all

CoatlicueCoatlicue - the epitome

of Mexica/Aztec art...

What does Temaxcalapa mean?My family comes from Temaxcalapa -

what does the word mean?

Did the Aztecs have a term for religion?Did the Mexica/Aztecs have a term

for religion, belief, worship...?

How did the Aztecs get their stones for building?How did the Aztecs get their stones

for building structures?