Besides being separated by an ocean, the Romans and Aztecs were very much alike. Both were ruled by emperors worshipped as a god, both had highly trained and skilled armies that contributed to their land control, and both believed in polytheistic religions. On the other hand, there are significant differences between the two empires, like the type of government system, economy, and social structure each civilization
The respect, work, luxuries and privileges received were varied, and dependant on social class and gender. The independent leaders of each city-state were referred to as kings, and were the highest authority. Kings were deeply respected and thought to be working for the Mayan gods. The second most powerful class were the nobles and priests.
Essay 1 Appearances of leaders mark the end of non-hierarchical primitive society and demonstrate how different social classes form as the timeline moves forward. Once the leader realizes his superiority over the rest of population, he need something to emphasize his unique status. The initial change is his house and it gradually converts into majestic buildings that we usually call palaces now. Emperors construct and design these palaces in different purposes. They are not only beautiful architecture but also the heart of politics or economics in their countries.
The Aztecs The Mexica, or known as the Aztecs, were a great empire that had well technological and agricultural society that brought many influences of medicine and food to the world. The Aztecs were living in Mexico, and had a capital called Tenochtitlan. The Aztecs was a fairly large empire, Spanish soldiers ruled the empire with help from the enemies of the Aztecs and renamed it New Spain. The Capital city of the Aztec empire was Tenochtitlan, built around 1325 AD.
The Aztec civilization government government was very successful. They had many different strict rules (legal codes) that controlled the way the aztecs did things. The king and prime minister had some very precise guidelines of what they had to wear, when they could wear it, and how long they could keep
The most significant government officials were the tax collectors. The tax collectors collected tribute and used military action against those who failed to carry out their tribute. The Inca civilization state like the Aztecs was a monarchy and they were ruled by a leader known as the Sapa Inca. The Sapa Inca had several officers who were most of the time relatives. The Viceroy was a close relative to the Sapa Inca and was his closet advisor.
The Aztecs religious beliefs The Aztecs of Mexico City had very unique beliefs. They worshiped in the temple which is in the middle of the exhibit. The Aztec temples were almost always offering mounds, the priest of the Aztec religion would use these temples to worship and pray. They also used it for offerings to the Aztec Gods. The way the Aztec’s way of worshiping was praying and sacrificing.
When Spanish ships landed in Mexico in 1519 the tremendous Aztec empire was at the top of its power from their capital Tenochtitlan the Aztecs controlled much of America ruling 15 million people. Aztec Palaces were as big and elaborate as those in Europe and their temples rivaled the Egyptian pyramids but within just 2 years the Aztec empire perished. The center of the Aztec Empire was the Valley of Mexico, where the capital of the Aztec Triple Alliance was built upon raised islets in Lake Texcoco. The exact origins of the Aztec people are uncertain, but they are believed to have begun as a northern tribe of hunter-gatherers whose name came from that of their homeland, Aztlan.
Similar to the ancient Egypt, the pyramids of Giza have four sided base and these structures are also oriented to the cardinal points of the compass. Moreover, the pyramid is also a stairway to connect themselves to their gods. Likewise, Egyptian civilization is hierarchical, the pyramids of Giza are a way to emphasize that they are elite and in the top of the hierarchy. In ancient Egypt, they believed that there is after life and that there is a ka or royal life force that would need a dwelling thus elites built a funerary temple called mastaba. The
Pagan gods on the other hand, such as those of the Egyptians, were abundant in number. There wasn’t one true God like the Hebrew’s believed, but instead were hundred’s of gods and goddesses. Each god
The first European power to set-up permanent settlements in America were the Spanish. The first Spanish permanent base was set up by Nicolas de Ovando, who in 1502 arrived with 2,500 men. Then in 1519 a man named Hernan Cortes conquered the Aztec city using superior military technology and a disease called smallpox. The Aztec City takeover was the key to the Spanish success because they were warriors who were basically superior to their surrounding neighbors. The Aztecs were able to force the barbarian view on others, of course this was before the smallpox epidemic (Foner, 2012, pp.20-21)
Abstract The Aztec Empire remains one of the most exciting yet powerful empires in the world 's history. The empire was originally made up of the Tenochtitlan city in the current day Mexico City. The city later combined with two more city states; Texcoco and Tracopan to form a Triple Alliance which ruled the Mexico Valley from 1428 until 1521 when they were overwhelmed by the joined forces of the Spanish conquistadores and their local supporters led by Hernan Cortes. All through the Aztec rule, the Tenochtitlan City was evidently the strongest in the Empire.
A pharaoh was the political and religious leader. In Mesopotamia their leaders were called kings and there were also nobles. The kings decided when to go to war and decided how to honor their gods. There was an assembly of people who were there to overpower the king when they thought that
Have you ever wondered the differences and similarities of the Aztec, Inca, and Maya civilization? Well if you have I suggest you read on. Ok first let’s start off with the Aztec civilization. The Aztec civilization began in a land called Teotihuacan, which was the biggest city in the in the Aztec civilization.
Battle of Tenochtitlan – Fall of the Aztec Empire The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the historical Battle of Tenochtitlan and apply critical reasoning and battle analysis techniques to assess the utilization of intelligence assets and provide alternate outcomes. Prior to the arrival of the Spaniards in 1519, the mighty Aztec Empire was at the height of its power. From their capital city, Tenochtitlan, the Aztec controlled much of what is now known as Mexico and Central America, ruling an estimated 15 million people. The Aztec palaces were as vast and sophisticated as any of those in Europe and their temples rivaled the Egyptian pyramids.