Four Aztec warriors carrying shields and spears, and wearing Aztec armor.

Central panel of the Aztec Calendar Stone

These famous Aztec artifacts have given us great insight Aztec life, from religious practices, victory celebrations, and more.

Aztec soldier in war regalia, including Huitzilopochtli mask

Beautiful and fascinating, Aztec masks can tell us a lot about the religion and empire of the people who made them.

A piece of Aztec pottery, painted blue, with two eyes, fangs, and other images painted on. Discovered at Templo Mayor

Aztec pottery can tell us a lot about the Aztecs lived, the wealth of their empire, and their everyday religious practices.

An Aztec illustration depicting a drought ritual that is filled with Aztec symbols and their meanings

By exploring Aztec symbols and their meanings, we can better understand this incredible culture and their empire.

Two Aztecs sitting next to their house from the Codex Mendoza

Examining Aztec houses is a great way to learn more about the way the people of the Aztec Empire spent their daily lives.

Map of Tenochtitlan, the Aztec capital which showed their power after the rise of the Aztec Empire

The rise of the Aztec Empire was fast, fueled by military and political know-how. And this lead their capital to became on the world’s great cities.

Picture from the Codex Borgia, one of the best Aztec history books ever made

Whether you’re looking for an intro to the Aztecs or want a deep dive into their legacy, these Aztec history books have you covered.

The Great Fear was a fascinating period of the French Revolution when everyone in France shared a delusion that mobs were coming for them.

Benjamin Franklin invented bifocals in the 1780s as his vision worsened so he could continue to read and learn French – and perhaps continue to woo French ladies.