Student Name: Ashton Gandrup The Aztecs Geographical Setting: What continent? What Landforms? What important Places? The Aztecs lived in Northwest Mexico and their capital city was Tenochtitlan which is now Mexico City. They created a powerful empire that stretched from Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific Ocean so they ruled large regions and established many flourishing cities.
This means that the Mayan civilization was also very advanced. (Doc B) This genius thinking behind these buildings is what made the Mayans great. It is hard to imagine an average person today thinking outside of the box to create masterpieces like the Mayan buildings. The Mayan buildings still affect us today. In fact, some of the Mayan temples are still visited
For one,the Aztecs made sure to worship each deity in their due order (Berdan 897). In an encyclopedia article, it is stated that the Aztecs believed in many gods, each one with their own important domain, their own temples, priests, and rituals (Berdan 897). From this, one can reason that the Aztecs wanted to make each of their gods feel worshiped, if only out of fear what disasters could entail their neglect. Also, around the same that they speculated that catastrophe would strike according to their carefully calculated religious calendars, they’d perform even more elaborate sacrifices (Berdan 897). According to the Aztecs, earthquakes would destroy the fifth sun (the present world), and since they estimated that it would most likely happen at the end of every fifty-two years, their ceremonies became more extravagant - some of which involved gory mass human sacrifice, extraction of hearts, and blood bathed stairs (Berdan 897; Brady 6).
Finally, Math's and science are also one of the achievements the Maya's accomplished. The importance of science and calendar calculations in Mayan society required mathematics and the Maya constructed quite early a very advanced number system. The Maya produced a vast array of structures, and have left an extensive architectural legacy. "Based on its architectural remains, Maya civilization ranks as in of the great preindustrial cultures of the world. "(Document B) Maya architecture also incorporates various art forms and hieroglyphic texts.
There are many items related to Hatshepsut are represented in Metropolitan Museum of Art: Hatshepsut in a Devotional Attitude, Large Kneeling Statue of Hatshepsut and others, but Sphinx of Hatshepsut has special mystery and meaning for me. Head of King Amenmesse Continuing my journey through the Egyptian department, I found that my attention was taken by Head of King Amenmesse. It is only part of the full statue with missing piece of left ear and headdress, but even this is enough to be attracted by ideal work of sculptor. Absolutely natural facial lines give a sense of presence. I didn’t know details about history of king’s life, but King Amenmesse’s statue has mystery and cunning smile.
Compare and contrast (Tribes) Introduction Inca, Aztecs and Mayan have similar lives then you would expect but just because there life is similar doesn 't mean there live aint different and in this paper you are gonna be learning how the inca, aztecs and mayan are similar.In this project there will be many points on how the Inca, Aztecs, and Mayans are different and similar like they both did sacrifices just not has often and different or how the aztecs and mayans live in CA and the Inca live in peru or how all of the tribes build pyramids. Similarities between Inca, Maya and aztecs So first lets take about how the Inca, Aztecs, and Mayan are similar. The Inca, Aztecs, and Mayan are similar from they worshiped gods.As they worshiped god very religiously and did sacrifices with everyone as there are a bunch of ceremonies for there gods for rain crops food. They all used the same resources for building Adobe was one of the biggest resources for houses throughout the inca aztec and mayan empires. All empires ended in the 1500s Actually all the Inca, Aztec and Mayan empires ended in the 1500s once the spanish took over and kill them with diseases but the mayan did slowly disappear.
With the help of laws that had punishments like loosing a hand or an eyeball, looking back into Babylonian society was made a lot easier. These laws were created by the king of the city-state Babylon around 1792 BCE, Hammurabi. His reasoning for enforcing the laws, known as Hammurabi’s code, was to protect the weak and those who could not help themselves (doc B). He created 282 laws, and carved them onto a stele, a pillar-like stone. The multiple steles, he created and placed around the kingdom, consisted of a carving of him with Shamash, the god of justice, a prologue, the written laws and an epilogue (doc A).
The Aztec were had really advanced in their technology compared to other cultures and colonies in the Americas, but not as advanced as the Spanish. The Aztecs had developed many tools, weapons, armour, medicine and canoes. Their technology was so advanced that they were familiar with the wheel, but they only used them in toys. The Aztecs didn’t have any iron or steel like the Spanish; therefore they had to make weapons and tools out make blades for weapons. The Aztec were so advanced with their technology that they were able to develop drills with bones or reeds1.
"Aztec rulers, priest, and nobility used the cult of war and large-scale human sacrifice for political purposes to terrorize their neighbors and subdue the lower class (Doc F)." The Aztec found a way to use the act of human sacrifice to their advantage, they were able to accomplish this by using intimidation on their rivals. The Aztec also made "independent territories resulting in deliberate policy that unoccupied lands remain for future "flower wars" (Docs A). The Aztec people were really smart in how they did that but extremely cruel. The Aztecs made sacrifice the main purpose of life of these people.
The Tlaxcalans were a huge benefit to Cortez because both disagree in the Aztec’s cruel tribute system. The process of human sacrifice frighten the common people in Mexico. Therefore the Tlaxcalans and several other native communities joined forces with Cortez and were able to pinpoint the strengths and weaknesses from the Aztec city, Tenochtitlan. Cortez had over seventy five thousand allied natives. With that being said, without the aid from the Tlaxcalans and many other native clans it would’ve been impossible for Cortez to conquer the Aztec empire.