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Aztec Civilization

The Spanish may have taken them down, but the Aztecs in their prime were not an empire you wanted to mess with! In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby lead you into the Valley of Mexico for an up-close look at this powerful Mesoamerican civilization. See how a handful of scattered nomadic tribes in the Valley of Mexico came together to build a massive empire. Explore the capital city of Tenochtitlan, built on an island in the middle of a lake. Learn about all sorts of Aztec customs, from the fun (a ballgame called tlachtli) to the frightening (human sacrifice!). And witness the fall of the mighty empire at the hands of a Spanish conquistador named Hernán Cortés.

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