The Aztec Empire
By Niko Schmieder
The Aztec social structure was based on an upper and lower class. At the top of the list was the emperor or a high priest. Under the emperor is the council. The council are often made up of the royal family. The third party on the structure are the nobles. The nobles are usually the emperor sons. the 4th party was the artisans or the merchants. The last step are the farmers and the slaves
Aztec Empire Location
The Aztec Empire lived on an island 5 times bigger than London. The Aztec lived on the island because of an old myth. the myth was that if the saw an eagle eating the fruit of a cactus they had to live were they saw that sign. Were they saw that was on an island in lake Texcoco soon to become Tenochtitlan. Tenochtitlan was a very swampy island.
Tenochtitlan was a very swampy island but the Aztec improvised. They built floating gardens called chinampas. they were built out of mud from the bottom, with logs for the flotation. The chinampas were about the size of a football field.
The Aztec do not have the technology that we have today to build their elaborate temples. The Aztec building were very precise so they would all fit together like a puzzle piece. The Aztec had many varieties of buildings and sculptures.