|Ask the Experts|
|Tec a Good Look ...|
|Can you help?|
|Flora and Fauna|
|Places to Visit|
|Women knelt, men squatted|
|Commoners versus nobles|
|Giving birth was one big battle|
|Aztec life cycle animation|
|‘Trick or Treat?’, Aztec style|
|The human cost of famine|
|Reward for your first captive!|
|Fondness for flowers...|
|Beauty Tips for Girls|
|Mexica man, Mexica woman|
|Off to work at 6...|
|Red - the colour of cactus blood!|
|Fancy a puff?|
|Tying the knot...|
|Girls’ hair and make-up|
|Home smoky home!|
|Aztec parents (1)|
|Aztec parents (2)|
|Aztec pregnancy: Dos and Don’ts|
|Pelican crossing - not to be missed!|
|Freedom: run for it!|
|Early morning sound of tortillas|
|A cry for help...|
|A Bundle of Death|
|Steam Bath in an Igloo!|
|Wheels: help or hindrance?|
|3 score and 10|
If you want to meet Tec and find out more about him, just follow him home...
The composite image on the right shows a drawing of a simple peasant farmer’s house (from a codex) alongside a reconstructed Aztec house interior in a major Mexican museum. Learn more by clicking on ‘One-room bed-sit’ below...
on chairs - they squatted
had to head home at 6 pm!
was talking about you far away!
Mexica nobles and commoners...
on household Aztec furniture...
was likened to a warrior in a battle
on the Aztec life cycle...
- the Mexica version...
to sell themselves to feed their families...
... to go to the loo at night!
REWARD: a beautiful cape!
in individual Mexica lives...
For the Aztec Girl...
physical strength, moral force
... years old
cactus beetles called cochineal - in huge quantities...
to hide the soft bag under your cape...
and held like darts thrown in battle!
clues to ancient Mexican weddings
the canoe was king
ear-piercing, tongue-piercing or nose-piercing?
‘a cut above the rest...’
- ‘so that their hair shone...’
... Home smoky home!
...they ‘sang with their feet’
- even the Spanish were deeply impressed...
‘giving wisdom to their face’!
with today’s Dos and Don’ts
the pelican mirrored their fate...
... were often linked to clothing
- the Aztecs gave you a sporting chance...
... seriously bad news!
To the Aztecs they were omens as well as pests...
The timeless sound of tortilla-making
... they made a strong case ‘for crying out loud’
... for the Aztecs it was water to water
- goddess of the ‘steamy’ side of life...