What is a chinampa? How were the Aztecs ruled? Why did the Aztec civilization disappear? The Aztecs answers these questions and more. The books in the History Opens Windows series help you discover what life was like in ancient civilizations and other historic times. Learn what the Aztecs wore, what they ate, how they traveled from place to place, and find out how we know about them today.
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