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.
Their architectural planning was highly advanced, and their buildings were mathematically sound. 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.
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
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.
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.
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 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.
However, they were not the most prestigious of the warriors, there were others, such as the Tlacateccatl who were allowed to wear gold, dine in the palace, and even sometimes to stay at the palace. There are some remaining sculptures from this time period, but gold and silver are mainly lost, and therefore the hierarchy seems to be underrepresented, but the codices allow one to peer into the past. The Aztecs warriors, were not only a cornerstone of their country, but figuratively, the foundation that had made the ancient civilization of the Aztecs a
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.
Political (Leadership, citizenship, decision-making institutions) There was a strong military force with men that were trained since they were young. People rebeled against the emperor Leaders: (Include Name, Time period and achievements) Montezuma II was the emperor of the aztecs in . He was brutal leader because he always asked for sacrifices for the gods which is why they were always at war with others. This caused the people
The Mayan society was the oldest of the societies and was more ornate. The reason I would not enjoy this is because the Mayans were very ritual. The Aztecs, like the Mayans were very ritual and sacrifice people to their god. Again there is to many rituals for me in the Aztecs beliefs.