Aero Bingham Period 6 Aztecs and Incas
Aero Bingham Period 6
Aztecs and Incas
Tenochtitlan was a huge trading center with many goods like greenstone, tools, pottery, weapons, cacao beans, tobacco, cotton, gold, slaves, and foodstuffs.
The Aztec capital Tenochtitlan could have had at least 20000 inhabitants by the early 16th century CE causing it to be the largest city in the Pre-Columbian Americas.
The Spanish invaders were surprised beyond measure because of how advanced the city was.
Fall of Inca Empire
The Priests never took baths or cut their hair.
The Aztecs were polytheistic. They believed in many gods.
The human sacrifice was vital to their religion. The Aztec gods needed human blood to balance the universe.
Ceremonial bathing was a very important part of the Aztec way of life.
the Aztec temple was a pyramid shaped building.
Fall of Aztec Empire
Chocolate was also a spicy drink made with cacao beans, corn flour, wate, and chillies.
This bitter drink was served hot, much like hot chocolate.
The Aztecs also valued the cacao bean as well.
Chocolate was, at first, a bitter drink drank by the higher classes.
The Spanish saw Prostitutes chewing gum in Tenochtitlan and forbade it, after a while chewing gum returned!
The Incas have developed a way to transport water across the steep slopes of the Andes Mountains.