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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.
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  • 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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