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What toys did children play with? asked Little Green Junior School. Read what Dr. Alfredo López Austin had to say.

Teotihuacan reveals exciting finds
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Hanging shoes honour the desaparecidos
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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 some 210,000 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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Aztec birth symbolsAn Aztec baby was given a naming ceremony gift

- that pointed to his or her future career...

Ideas for RHYTHMS based on Aztec GODS’ NAMESDH Lawrence wrote that Aztec gods’ names

‘are like seeds, so full of magic...’

3rd Nahuatl Study Day in LondonOur report on the 3rd London

Nahuatl Study Day...

{italicNomen est omen:} Pre-Hispanic Nahua Naming PatternsA successful ancestor’s name could enhance

their descendants’ fortune...

Basic Aztec facts: AZTEC BURIALSBasic Aztec facts:


True or false, genuine or fake?Europe has many Mesoamerican objects

that were victims of ‘mistaken identity’...

IN THE NEWS: femicide in Mexico (1)Could femicide in Mexico

have pre-Hispanic roots?

Los Nahuales - Animal Companion SpiritsA delightful modern Mexican story based

on Aztec animal companion spirits - nahuales

What happened to the nobility after the Conquest?What became of the Aztec nobility

after the Spanish invasion?

What did the Aztecs call the Spanish invaders?What did the Mexica/Aztecs

call the Spanish invaders?

How did Aztec culture influence their housing?How did Aztec culture

influence their housing?

Why did Alvarado massacre the Aztecs?Why did Pedro de Alvarado

massacre the Aztecs?