Wow! I cannot believe we are in Tenochtitlan! Did you know the Aztecs were driven from there home and that is how Tenochtitlan started?
No I didn't know that! The Aztecs did settle here because no one else wanted the land. They did however realize the lake acted as protectection, so that's why they picked it.
Wow! Today Lake Texcoco is 2,100 square miles and is over 500 feet deep!
This is Lake Texcoco, the biggest thing it's known for is being where the Aztecs built Tenochtitlan.
Tenochtitlan, the center of the Aztec empire. It served as this, until the Spanish conquered the Aztec.
Fall of Tenochtitlan
It's really fun learning about Tenochtitlan! But why isn't it here today?
www.ducksters.com/history/aztec_empire/tenochtitlan.php was used for both
What it is Today
www.britannica.com/place/Lake-Texcoco used for both facts
www.ancient-origins.net/history-important-events used for both facts
While in the fall of Tenochtitlan, Moctzuma II gave the Spanish gold as a gift so they would hopefully leave. Once in the city, Hernan Cortes started planning to capture the city by getting more fighting men, and building ships. After a long battle, the Spanish became the new rulers.
www.ducksters.com/history/aztec_empire/tenochtitlan.php used for both facts
Wow the fall was very sad to hear. Is this what Tenochtitlan is today?
Yes! Today Tenochtitlan is ruins underneath Mexico City. Something that is cool is that the cathedral in Mexico City, is in the same spot as the biggest temple, Templo Mayor, was in Tenochtitlan!
So, Tenochtitlan was a very interesting city. From the history, to Lake Texcoco, to the fall, and what it is today, Tenochtitlan will always be a historic part of Mexico.