Steve Alfaro Preiod 1 Aztec and Inca
Steve Alfaro Preiod 1 Aztec and Inca
-Sun,death,corn,rain They were not Christians they have never heard of that religion.(They worshiped many gods)
-Human sacrifice was an important part of their religion.It was honored to be sacrificed.The Aztec believe that the gods needed human blood to keep the worlds balance.
- Aztec priest did not bathe or cut their hair,walked around with long,matted hair covered with dry human blood.
- Important part of daily life people did not bathe just to be clean but also to be religiously purified.
- Instead of tearing down old temples,Aztec would just keep adding levels to the existing one.
Rooms for sacrificing were at the top of the temple.For some reason they did not clean the rooms,so they were covered with dry human blood.
Aztec men wore loincloths and long capes.
Women wore blouses and long skirts.
Aztec warriors wore padded cotton Armour,and a wooden or a reed shield to cover or hide.
And also wielded weapons like a obsidian sword-club.they carried spears and bow and arrows.
What you would wear in the Aztec all depends if you have a higher social standing or you don not.
The most sacred site was Pachacamac they built this city to honor the god,who created humans,plants,and responsible for earthquakes.
They believed in sacrifice for the gods which included animals humans and children.
The Inca are monotheistic they believed in many gods (mainly the sun god.)
The Incas imposed their religion on local populations by building their own temples and sacred sites
This language was destroyed in the 16th century.
They used knotted strings to send messages around the empire.
in south anerica is where a small number of people left speak Quechua
The language of the Incas is Quechua its mostly spoken.
The poorest members wore plain clothing.
The ruler wore a hat made of gold and jewels and slippers made of fur.
The clothing worn by Incas was determined by their statues.
Wealthy Incas wore clothing made from baby alpaca fur called cumbi and llawt'u, which were a series of decorative cords they wrapped around the head
The latin word "aqueduct" litteraly means 'water duct' ; or something that channels water.
There were eleven aqueducts in Rome providing water to the mega city.
were made of clay or multiple lead pipes reinforced with stone blocks and with the force of gravity and pressure as the water ran down
Aqueducts provided a lot of water for people.
Until the late 19th century most fountains operated by gravity, and needed a source of water higher than the fountain
reservoir or aqueduct, to make the water flow or jet into the air. In addition to providing drinking water
fountains were used for decoration and to celebrate their builders.
Aqueducts helped fountains give water.
most popular methods used by Aztecs in Tenochtitlan was to use floating gardens on the lake water.
Chinampas are small islands to grow crops when land wasn't available.
They were made out of mud,sticks,decaying vegetation, and Etc.
They planted maize,beans,squash,tomatoes,chili peppers,and flowers.
They constructed canals so they would not have run out of water.
The water around Tenochtitlan was too salty so they built canals.
Aztecs built a canal from the island city to the shore of the lake where freshwater springs existed.
a large causeway was first built, constructed with rocks, sand and wooden stakes. A canal was then built on this causeway and water from the springs was transported to Tenochtitlan through this canal.
Hernan Cortes was from Spain and wanted to be wealthy.At 19 he left Spain and tried luck in the Caribbean and eventually landed at the coast of mexico.
Fall of Inca
Fall of the Aztec
During the arrival of Cortes some natives thought he was Quetzalcoatl acording to the prophecy it said that he will return to mexico.
In 1542 December 7 Montezuma II was killed by a rock.
One thing that impacted the native were diseases.No one had ever been infected but,however when Cortes came he brought disease for example small pox.
Tenochtitlán was an Aztec city that flourished between A.D. 1325 and 1521. Built on an island on Lake Texcoco
had a system of canals and causeways that supplied the hundreds of thousands of people who lived there
A priest saw a eagle eating a snake on a cactus and that meant that they should live there.
Machu Picchu is believed to have been built by Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui, the ninth ruler of the Inca, in the mid-1400s.
Machu Picchu was an Incan retreat for its emperor.
visitors to Machu Picchu are pleased to find all 16 fountains flowing, with .... a small step, perhaps for decorative purposes
Francisco Pizarro was another Spanish conquistador. He had heard stories of an Indian empire richer than the Aztecs.
He said "i will let you go if you fill a room with gold and silver,"
One day he came across the Inca empire and took Atahualpa hostage.
He killed Atahualpa after he was killed in 1533.