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The Mayan civilization enjoyed a glorious period from 325 AD to 925 AD. Skilled potters, weavers and farmers, the magnificent temples at Chichen Itza and Copan are among the legacies of peace-loving people. The Aztecs of Mexico are remembered for their architecture, sculpture, art, and for their religious rituals which included large scale human sacrifice.
Mexico has a fascinating history, vividly revealed in its buildings and its people. It was home to several past societies: the Olmecs, the Mayas and then the Aztecs, and was on the receiving end of European sea-borne exploration and colonisation when the Spanish came in the 16th century. The programs also look at the rulers and the ruled, wars and warfare, and the Aztecs complex religious practices and beliefs, customs and legends.
Documentray National Geographic | Aztec Empire || BBC documentary 2015 || HD Documentray
Religion of the Ancient Aztecs - Documentary on Creation in Aztec Civilization Full Documentary.
The Aztecs, who probably originated as a nomadic tribe in northern Mexico, arrived in Mesoamerica around the beginning of the 13th century. From their magnificent capital city, Tenochtitlan, the Aztecs emerged as the dominant force in central Mexico, developing an intricate social, political, religious and commercial organization that brought many of the region’s city-states under their control by the 15th century.