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.

Pequot War

The Pequot War is remembered as one of the first and most destructive colonial wars in early America – and, potentially, the first genocide. Sounds fun, right?!

Purchase of Manhattan

The Dutch felt like they got a steal on the purchase of Manhattan. The Lenape they delt with, however, left that meeting with a very different impression.

King Philip's War

Was King Philip’s War caused by cows? The answer might surprise you! Spoiler alert, King Philip’s War was caused by cows, oh, and pigs.