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By Leonardo Lopez Lujan, Judy Levin

As soon as an island domestic to the capital of the Aztec empire and now partly buried underneath Mexico urban, Tenochtitlán offers a distinct problem for trendy archaelogists. An interview with archaelogist and author Leonardo Lopez Luján in regards to the heritage of and his reports in Tenochtitlán seems as a different characteristic of the booklet.

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Mictlantecuhtli (meet-tlantay-KOO-tlee) The lord of the world of the dead, specifically of the ninth level of the underworld, where people go if they have died of natural causes, such as illness, instead of dying in battle or childbirth. monolith A single great stone that has been shaped into a sculpture. The Aztecs buried this ceramic vase in the House of Eagles in the 15th century. Nahuatl (NA-watl) The language spoken by the Aztecs and still spoken by more than a million and a half Mexicans today.

New York: Oxford University Press, 2005. Gruzinksi, Serge. Aztecs, Rise and Fall of an Empire. New York: Abrams, 1992. Lopez Austin, Alfredo, and Leonardo Lopez Lujan. Mexico's Indigenous Past. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2005. Matos Moctezuma, Eduardo, and Felipe Solis, eds. Aztecs. London: Royal Academy of Arts, 2002. McDowell, Bart. " National Geographic. December 1980, pp. 704-51. Sonneborn, Liz. The Ancient Aztecs. London: Franklin Watts, 2005. Steele, Philip. The Aztec News: The Greatest Newspaper in Civilization.

Being buried in a waterlogged soil destroys some things—copper bells for instance—yet preserves such fragile things as incense and seeds. Working with such care, it could take archaeologists and conservators three to eight months to recover a single offering. Within three months of Coyolxauhqui's discovery in February 1978, archaeologists discovered parts of the stepped side of the temple and then the massive serpent heads surrounding the base of the pyramid itself—the snakes of Snake Mountain!

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