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18:30 - 20:30 19 February 2013
The Canning House History Series: The Aztec Civilisation
14/15 Belgrave Square | London | SW1X 8PS |
Admission: £10 non-members / £8 members & students
Ticketing: Ticketed and Pre-booking essential
Dr Elizabeth Baquedano, Lecturer, Birkbeck, University of London, Author of Aztec, Inca & Maya (2005)
An up-to-date overview of the Aztec Civilization in the light of recent discoveries.
The Aztecs were the last Pre-Columbian civilization that flourished before the Europeans arrived in Mexico in 1519. They are a story of rags to riches, from humble beginnings in less than two hundred years, they transformed from a small wandering tribe to one of the largest and most powerful empire builders in the Americas.
The systematic excavations of the Great Temple of the Aztecs in the past 30 years have allowed us to penetrate into their complex ideology and micro-cosmos. This illustrated talk will aim to include economic, political and religious aspects as well as the cultural achievements of this civilization such as engineering projects, arts and poetry.
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