1- The Aztecs sacrificed people to their gods.
2- The Aztec civilization built enormous constructions from stone tools and human labor.
3- The greatest number of human sacrifices in a religious ceremony in history occurred in 1486, when 20,000 people were killed by Aztec priests at the dedication of the Great Temple.
4- Hernando Cortez conquered the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan in 1521, ending the Aztec Empire.
5- A favorite dish of the Aztecs was roast turkey with chocolate gravy.
6- The culture of the Aztecs was at its peak when the first Europeans arrived in Mexico in 1519.
7- The Spanish conquest of the Aztecs in 1521 caused a human and ecological disaster of epic proportions.
8- A favorite dish of the Aztecs was roast turkey with chocolate gravy.
9- Over 500 years ago, Aztec rulers had fresh fish brought to them by a 30-hour relay of runners from Veracruz to Mexico City.
10- The Aztec Indians used popcorn as decoration for ceremonial headdresses, necklaces, and ornaments on statues of their gods.
11- In the time of the Aztecs, priests performed a ritual in which the heart was cut out of a living sacrifice.
12- In 1790, workers in Mexico City unearthed a massive stone solar calendar believed to have been carved by the Aztecs in 1479.
13- The Aztec Indians used popcorn as decoration for ceremonial headdresses, necklaces, and ornaments on statues of their gods.
14- The conquistadors threatened to kill the Aztec King unless he surrendered all his treasure.
15- When Spanish explorer Hernando Cortez arrived in the Aztec city Tenochtitlan in 1519, he received a great welcome because the Aztecs thought he was the god Quetzalcoatl.
16- In 1521, Hernando Cortez overthrew the Aztec Empire and captured Montezuma, its ruler.
17- The Aztec Indians of Mexico believed turquoise would protect them from physical harm, so warriors used these green and blue stones to decorate their battle shields.
18- The Aztec people of Mexico practiced the ritual killing of thousands of people as sacrifices to their gods.
19- The Aztec Indians in Central America used animal blood mixed with cement for their buildings, many of which are still standing today.
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