Aztec Artifacts - 5 Surprising Finds

Aztec Artifacts - 5 Surprising Finds Fired-clay Mictlantecuhtli Statue. Exploring the sacred precinct of Tenochtitlan... Cuauhxicalli Eagle Bowl (Aztec Calendar Stone) Carved from basalt, weighing almost 25 tones,... The Florentine Codex. The Codex Florentino has traditionally been one of the main ...…

Aztec Artifacts - Aztec Spanish Museum

Moctezuma's throne is a famous Aztec artifact that commemorates the New Fire Ceremony of 1507. The throne has intricate carvings that reflect the Aztec's worldview. On the back of the throne, there is an eagle standing on a cactus that grows from the body of a goddess with lines that look like water.…

Ancient Mayan Artifacts

Ancient Mayan Sun Stone. Historically, the Aztec name for the huge basaltic monolith is Cuauhxicalli Eagle Bowl, but it is universally known as the Aztec Calendar or Sun Stone. It was during the reign of the 6th Aztec monarch in 1479 that this stone was carved and dedicated to the principal Aztec deity: the sun.…