The Ancient Aztecs

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Who were people of the ancient world? What was it like to be a farmer or a soldier or an artisan in ancient times? This series creates portraits of life in ancient civilizations through the inhabitants. Each chapter focuses on a different part of society, such as peasants, scholars/scribes, priests, soldiers, rulers, and more. Beginning in the late 1300s, the Aztecs were a group of American Indian peoples who lived in what today is Mexico. Most of the Aztecs were commoners, who provided the labor needed for the culture to thrive. They built impressive pyramid-type structures and cities, such as Tenochtitlan. The culture collapsed when Spanish conquistadors overtook the Aztecs in the 1500s.