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Mexico & Central American Civilizations: Aztec - Videos

Aztecs, Mayas, Mixtec Indians, Zapotec Indians; also called Mesoamericans.

Aztec Videos

The following media, and others on this topic, can be located in the Rio Hondo College Library at the 3rd floor Circulation Desk, to be viewed in the Library.

The Aztec and the Maya
Call number: Video 000912
Summary: The Mayan civilization enjoyed a glorious period from 325 AD to 925 AD. Skilled potters, weavers and farmers, the magnificent temples at Chichen Itza and Copan are among the legacies of a peace-loving people. The Aztecs of Mexico are remembered for their architecture, sculpture, art and for their religious rituals which included large scale human sacrifice.

The Aztec empire
Call number : Video 000157
When the explorer Cortes arrived in the New World in 1519, he found the present-day nation of Mexico dominated by the Aztecs. Skilled farmers, builders and merchants, the Aztecs were also savage warriors who practiced human sacrifice on a massive scale fueled by the belief that blood nourished their gods and sustained the world.

The Conquest of Mexico
Call number: Video 000601
An examination of the conquest of the Aztecs by the Spaniards during the sixteenth century.

Mexico : the rise and fall of the Aztecs
Call number: Video 001147
The second of eight programs exploring the history and culture of North America. The Indians of Central Mexico and dramatic eyewitness accounts of the Aztec-Spanish war highlight this volume. The magnificent city Tenochtitlan became the center of an empire and the objective of Cortez, who sank his ships so his men could not turn back.

El Sol Azteca
Call number: Video 001004
The Aztecs reflect their politics, religion, science and culture with depictions of symbols, myths and legends in their art.