This empire is one of the most well-known Mesoamerican civilizations that did exist before Europeans arrived in the 16th century. Formed from a 'Triple Alliance' of city-states in Mexico's countryside – particularly regarding Tenochtitlan, Texcoco, and Tlacopan – the dynasty expanded the region for nearly 100 years.

Whereas many elements of Mexican civilization are Hispanic, while there are many links to the Aztec empire and other Mesoamerican civilizations, attempting to make the developed nation an authentic blend of the New and Old Worlds.

In mainstream culture, the Aztecs are mainly remembered for their brutal practice of human sacrifice. Nonetheless, the Aztec Empire ruled central Mexico for over two hundred years, employing advanced technical and industrial techniques. The remnants among the most advanced cultures in the Americas can still be found in parts of present day Mexico. Here are some fascinating facts that our readers requested about this empire that you should be aware of.

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The Aztec city of Tenochtitlan employed street sweepers back in the 16th century. the There were about a thousand cleaners who swept the streets, washed them with water, and ferried human waste in canoes wy before Europe had anything similar. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

Source: Mexicolore

The Aztecs had a god who was always depicted with freshly flayed skin. Xipe Totec (Our Lord the Flayed One) was the symbol of new vegetation that covered the ground in the spring - hence his new skin. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

Source: Britannica

The Aztecs used popcorn not just as food, but for ceremonial purposes. For example, ceremonial necklaces and headdresses were decorated with popcorn, as were statues representing various Aztec gods. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

Source: Hopipopi.cz

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