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  2. The Astonishing Axayacatl - Mexicolore

    The sixth king of the Aztecs, named Axayacatl (pronounce: ah-shah-YAH-cahtl), who ruled the Aztec Empire from 1469 to 1481, is primarily remembered for subjugating Tenochtitlan’s sister-city, Tlatelolco in 1473. In Nahuatl, the language of the Aztecs, the noun axayacatl (also appearing as axaxayacatl) literally means “Water-Face” (Pic 1).

  3. Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire - Wikipedia

    The Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire, also known as the Conquest of Mexico, the Spanish-Aztec War (1519–1521), [7] or the Conquest of Tenochtitlan was one of the primary events in the Spanish colonization of the Americas.

  4. Mexicolore

    AXAYACATL (“Face of Water”) TIZOC (“The Bled One”) AHUITZOTL (a mythical water opossum) MOTECUHZOMA XOCOYOTZIN or MOTECUHZOMA THE YOUNGER (he was the ruling king when Hernán Cortés arrived in Mexico). After the death of Motecuhzoma the Younger two other people ruled Tenochtitlan but they were not crowned as kings.

  5. History of Mexico City - Wikipedia

    The Aztec city-state of Tenochtitlan Founding The founding of Tenochtitlan shown in Codex Mendoza, an early 16th-century manuscript on the history of the Aztecs and their empire. Foundation of Pre-Columbian Mexico-Tenochtitlan. Codex Durán, 1579. [8]

  6. The Aztec Empire Rise and Fall - Love History - Symbol Sage

    The Aztec empire was one of the greatest cultures and civilizations of Central America. One of the two most famous Mesoamerican cultures, together with the Mayans, the Aztecs fell to the Spanish conquistadors in the 16 th century. However, their lineage and culture live on to this day through the people of Mexico.

  7. The Florentine Codex | World History Commons

    The manuscript, commonly referred to as the Florentine Codex, consists of twelve books that cover a range of different topics. The twelfth book focuses on the Spanish conquest of Mexico between 1519 and 1521.

  8. The Aztec Calendar Stone or Sun Stone - Mexicolore

    Although earlier scholars thought that the stone was carved in the 1470s, during the reign of the Aztec emperor Axayacatl, most writers today believe Moctezuma Xocoyotzin commissioned the Calendar Stone sometime between 1502 and the conquest of Mexico in 1521.

  9. Montezuma II | Biography, Aztec King Rule & Death - Video ...

    Son of Emperor Axayacatl, he was elected high priest and, in 1502, succeeded his uncle, Ahuizotl, in the government of the Aztec empire. Devoutly religious, he ultimately provoked the Spanish...

  10. Aztec Masks - Mexicolore

    As the foregoing indicates, the most prosperous and politically powerful individuals in Aztec society possessed and used the most powerful masks, which were denied to members of the larger commoner class as well as war captives and slaves.