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Karla Nayeli Pérez Loza

Aztec Civilization

The Aztecs arrived in Mesoamerica around the beginning of the 13th century.

The Aztecs were themselves appreciative of fine art and they collected pieces from
across their empire. They were a civilization with a rich cultural heritage.

Until the age of 14, the education of children was in the hands of their parents. Male
children went to school at age 15. The fathers educated their daughters to be very
clean, but not to use makeup and the mothers educated their daughters to support
their husbands, even if they turn out to be humble peasants. The girls were educated
in the crafts of home and child-raising and they were not taught to read or write.

The Aztec created artificial floating islands on Lake Texcoco, on which they
cultivated crops. The basic food of the Aztecs was corn, beans and squash.