Readers are magnetically drawn to strange stories about seemingly strange ancient people, which help make this series so useful in sparking interest in history. Original documents, historical maps, and artifacts give a first-hand account of the unusual events and people that shaped history. Fascinating facts and imaginative projects enable readers to experience some of the strange habits of these ancient peoples.
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arrived in Mesoamerica artisans Aztec children Aztec farmer Aztec food Aztec houses Aztec king Aztec laws Aztec parents Aztec priests Aztec Temples Aztec women AZTEC WORDS Aztecs believed Aztecs honored Aztecs worshiped backstrap loom ball baskets of chilis battle beautiful feather boys cacao beans cactus leaves calpulli carved stone Chac-mool Chinampas chocolate or cocoa Cihuacoatl city-state clan cocoa powder codex colored paper conquered Cortes decorated drink called feather shields festivals FINAL WORLD flowers folding book Girls were taught glyphs gods hair hairless dog headband headdresses herbs honey Huitzilopochtli human sacrifices jade jaguars killed lake land lived maize grain Maya Mexico Mixtec monsters Nahuatl say noble obsidian picture-writing plastic jewels porridge powerful Prickly Pear punished Quetzalcoatl rain forest shaped Simple technology Snake Woman Spanish Speaker specially trained scribes strange survive temple steps Tenochtitlan Toltec tortillas tributes turquoise vanilla victims warriors women and girls WORDS The Aztecs