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Hello everyone! Today I will be telling you how the Aztecs decided to build there capital city where they did. Enjoy!
Tenochtitlán was the ancient capital city of the Aztec empire. Tenochtitlán flourished between 1325 and 1521 A.D.. Built on an island on Lake Texcoco, it had a system of canals that supplied the hundreds of thousands of people who lived there.
The Aztecs also grew maize, or corn, as their staple diet.
The Aztecs also had a ballgame where the losing team could die.
But the real question is how did the Aztecs come to be in this ancient city? Why did they decide to start their empire here?
There is an Aztec legend that their gods told them to build a city where they spot an eagle on a nopal eating a serpent, which is now Mexico City. This promised land then was called Tenchtitlán. The current national flag of Mexico shows an eagle on top of a nopal eating a serpent, just like the supposed "sign" that the Aztecs got from their gods.
That's all I have for you today everyone! This was about why the Aztecs built their capital city in the middle of the lake. Thank you, and I hope you enjoyed!
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