Dylan Lenze period 2: Aztec and Inca (Tenachtitlan (Since they never…
Dylan Lenze period 2: Aztec and Inca
Unlike the Egyptian pyramids, they have stairs, but at the same time have the same idea like the Egyptian pyramids.
Some temples were built just for celebrations, big or small.
Most temples were named after gods.
Templo mayorías a famous temple which had 2 shrines and is the main religious building.
Aztecs called the temples god houses or Teocalli.
The aztecs depended on the water canals a lot for resources.
Mainly, they grew crops on the edges of rivers for food and other stuff.
The canals were also used for transportation.
Today, the canals are used for transportation to many cities and ancient cites for tourists.
The main way of water canal transportation was using a canoe.
Fall of Aztec
Spanish explorer and conquistador.
Wanted to become wealthy and claim Mexico for Spain.
Thought Cortes was a god.
Montezouma was murdered by Cortes.
Emperor of Aztecs
People still speak nahuatl in the western U.S and in Mexico.
Some dialects in nahuatl are so complex that some times people can't even understand each other! :open_mouth:
Nahuatl speakers were dominant power in 1000AD.
The main Aztec language is Nahuatl.
The words in Nahuatl are mainly made up with prefixes, suffixes, and root words in order to form an idea.
The wife would work at home taking care of the kids or cooking food or weaving clothes.
Kids did chores or went to school.
The main jobs for men are being farmers, warrior, or craftsman.
The husband would be the one who makes all the the money for the family.
A family would mainly live in a house made of stone or sun-dried brick.
After games, the teams get sacrificed.
No one really knows who got sacrificed, the winner or loser. :+1: :-1:
Ullamalitzli is a popular Aztec game when you try to knock a ball through an impossible hole only using your hips, knees, and thighs.
Some say, that the games were preparation for WAR! :fire: :explode:
The Aztecs loved playing games. Their favorite board game was Patolli. :game_die:
Since they never really used the wheel, that is why some people think that aliens helped them with the construction . :alien:
During construction, they never used the wheel and they used it for children toys.
The largest city in the world at the time.
Ever since Tenochtitlan was no longer a city with the Aztecs, it is now commonly known as Mexico City.
It was built over a lake.
Most of the fountains are in Machupichu.
The fountains were used for the villages and cities to have clean, fresh water.
The famous place of fountains of the Inca is the Stairway of Fountains in Machupichu.
With terraces, the Inca never ran out of food.
The reason why they used terraces was because flat land was rare.
Didn't use any mortar to fit the rocks.
Terraces was used for farming and irrigation.
Stacked rocks on top of each other to hold the soil from falling forward.
All buildings and terraces didn't need any mortar to fit the rocks together
Made up of more than 150 buildings.
Built a 9 day trail touring Machupichu.
Is now a really popular visited cite around the world.
Built with terraces for farming.
Sacrificed winner or loser, same as aztec.
Mixture of basketball, soccer, and kickball.
Only can use hips and thighs.
Wasn't a fair game by the way the teams were split up.
Incas played the same ball game as the aztecs.
The children went to school and learned, the same thing the aztecs did.
The houses were made of stone and had a stove of stones demented on the floor.
The common family ate 2 meals a day; ate guinea pig, dog, or duck meat.
Before an actual marriage, there was a trial marriage to see if the relationship would work out.
Most families were working people whose lives were filled with work, dawn till dusk.
The Inca used metal like gold, jewelry,discs, etc were used for metal work.
Artists and craftsmen were held in high esteem by Inca royalty.
The Inca did pottery, metalwork, textiles, ceramics, etc.
The Inca was known for some of the best ancient art work ever.
The Incas used textiles and jewelry for currency sometimes.
Fall of Inca
Spanish explorer and conquistador.
Wanted to become wealthy.
Taken hostage by Pizarro.
Emperor of Inca
Pizarro, breaking his promise, killed Atahualpa after a room was filled to the ceiling with gold and another filled to the ceiling with silver.