Engineering an Empire
The Aztecs: Engineering an Empire. The story of the Aztec empire is one wrapped in myth and legend. In less than 200 years they transformed themselves from a band of wandering nomads to the greatest civilization the New World had ever known. What records remain of this amazing feat indicate they did it through brilliant military campaigns and by ingeniously applying technology to master the harsh environment they faced. They built their capital city where no city should have been possible: in the middle of a lake. They quickly transformed marshes into rich agricultural land surrounding an urban center that rivaled any city in the world at the time. From the remains of the Great Temple in Mexico City, to the construction of their Venice of the New World, this film will examine the architecture and infrastructure behind the New World's greatest, and last, indigenous society.
|Episode 05 - The Aztecs|
|Aztec - wikipedia
The Aztec people were certain ethnic groups of central Mexico, particularly those groups who spoke the Nahuatl language and who dominated large parts of Mesoamerica from the 14th to 16th centuries.
|Legacy: The Origins of Civilization - Central America
Isolated from the rest of the world, the Mayans and Aztecs created sophisticated civilizations that in many ways paralleled ancient Mediterranean empires.
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