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  • Tenochtitlan-the ancient Mexican City
  • Mythology about the City:
  • Wow, did you know that the cite of the city was chosen by throwing the heart of a god?
  • The people threw the heart of God Huitzilopochtli into the Texcoco Lake. 
  • The ancient city of Tenochtitlan was built on an island on this lake, Lake Texcoco.
  • Temple of Mayor:
  • Neat! The South shrine is dedicated to Huitzilopochtli, the god of war.  The Temple was located in the centre of the Sacred Precinct. 
  • The Temple of Mayor is 60m high, the north shrine is dedicated to Tlaloc, the god of rain.  
  • Tenochtitlan is the ancient capital of the Aztec Empire.
  • Archaeology:
  • Did you know that several works of art have been recovered from the ruins of Tenochtitlan?
  • https://www.ancient.eu/Tenochtitlan/  http://www.softschools.com/facts/ancient_civilizations/tenochtitlan _facts/2739/
  • Tenochtitlan was destroyed:
  • These are the ruins of the ancient city of Tenochtitlan. 
  • The Spanish conquistador  Hernán Cortés  destroyed it. 
  • https://www.livescience.com/34660-tenochtitlan.html  https://www.ancient.eu/Tenochtitlan/ 
  • Conclusion:
  • https://www.ancient.eu/Tenochtitlan/ https://www.livescience.com/34660-tenochtitlan.html 
  • Yeah, the Great Stone Sculpture of Coatlicue, the Tizoc Stone, and the Temple Stone, were a few that were recovered. 
  • https://www.livescience.com/34660-tenochtitlan.html  http://www.softschools.com/facts/ancient_civilizations/tenochtitlan_facts/2739/ 
  • Yes, and now modern-day Mexico City is built over most of its remains. 
  • Tenochtitlan was an ancient city that was destroyed, but was and is known for its mythology, temples, and archaeology. 
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