Category: Aztec

Aztec midwifes advised women to continue having sex until the 7th month of pregnancy, saying that, if women abstained, their children would be sickly and weak.

The Aztec Empire is one of the first societies in which all the children irrespective of class or gender were required to have an education.

The Aztec people of central Mexico made swords by using prismatic obsidian, volcanic glass blades. Those swords were famous for being sharper than even high-quality, present-day, steel razor blades.

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The Aztec capital Tenochtitlán was the largest city in the Americas with over 200,000 people. It was built on a man-made island in the middle of a lake – connected to shore by 3 causeways. It contained huge pyramids, floating gardens, aqueducts and canals. It was destroyed by the Spanish in 1521.