Aztec ruler (15th century)

Aztec ruler (15th century)

The Aztec Empire was a despotic, militaristic state ruled by the tlatoani.

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Aztec, Azteču lineāls, Acteku impērija, Tenohotilāns, II. Moctezuma, uzvara, military state, Conquistador, Ernans Kortess, Lineāls, Meksika, ķēniņš, Mehiko, royal insignia, Spānija, Centrālamerika, tronis, 15.-16. gs., dievības, Reliģija, Viduslaiki, jauno laiku vēsture, apģērbs, hierarhija

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Aztec warriors (15th century)

The fearsome looking Aztec warriors could not stop the Spanish conquistadors with their primitive weapons.

Tenochtitlan (15th century)

The magnificent capital of the Aztec Empire astonished even the Spanish Conquistadors.

Conquistador (16th century)

Spanish conquerors owed their success to their armour and firearms.

Modern empires

Numerous legendary empires were built (and destroyed) in the course of history.

European colonisation of the Americas (up to 1763)

Several European countries joined the conquest of the New World, making America a colourful continent.

Teotihuacan (4th century)

Majestic even in its ruins, this city was the largest and most populous settlement in the pre-Columbian Americas.

Chichen Itza (12th century)

The legendary city of the Mayan-Toltec Empire was located on the territory of present-day Mexico.

Inca warrior (15th century)

The Incas´ rudimentary weapons were inadequate in their struggle against the Spanish Conquistadors.

Machu Picchu (15th century)

The ancient Inca city, located in present-day Peru, is a World Heritage Site.

Axolotl

The axolotl, also known as Mexican salamander, is an amphibian species that keeps its gills even in adulthood.

Persian monarch (5th century BC)

Ancient Persian monarchs were famous for the size of their empire and their wealth.

The Alhambra in the 16th century (Spain)

The name of this magnificent palace complex originates in Arabic and means 'the red one'.

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