Aztec Civilization: Feather Shield

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Artifact 1: Feather Shield
Picture/Source Aztec civilization feather shield (Mexico, Aztec civilization. feather shield with linear meander design incorporating eye motifs. From Mexican Altiplano)
Description/Source These Shields were used by Aztecs in battle. The Aztecs were a warrior civilization, and this shield represents that. The Aztecs built their empire on tribute from conquered places. (Mexico, Aztec civilization. feather shield with linear meander design incorporating eye motifs. From Mexican Altiplano)
Artifact 2: “Tzompantli” Skull Rack
Picture/Source “Tzompantli” or Skull Rack (Detail of the 'Tzompantli' or skull rack found in the excavations in the Templo Mayor.)
Description/Source This is a picture of a medieval skull rack
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They built great temples and places
Of worship to honor their gods and polytheistic life. Religion was a very important part of Aztec life. Figures of gods and temples like these shown, were often kept in household shrines to continue to show their respect and devotion to Gods. (The Ancient Aztecs)
Artifact 6: Aztec Temple
Picture/Source Aztec Temple (Aztec Palaces)
Description/Source The Aztec city of, Tenochtitlán, was destroyed by the Spanish during the Spanish conquest. It was destroyed in 1521 where the Spanish came back to take back Tenochtitlán after they were thrown out by the Aztecs. (Aztec Palaces)
Effects of Spanish Conquest
Artifact 7: Aztec City
Picture/Source Tenochtitlan Ruins (View of sculpted snake forming part of a 'snake wall')
Description/Source The Aztec city of, Tenochtitlán, was destroyed by the Spanish during the Spanish conquest. It was destroyed in 1521 where the Spanish came back to take back Tenochtitlán after they were thrown out by the Aztecs. (View of sculpted snake forming part of a 'snake wall' 1)
Artifact 8: Aztec

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