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The Image of the Aztecs in the 19th and 20th Centuries

Explore the grandeur and sophistication of one of history's greatest civilizations—the Aztec Empire. Find out how a community that began in the middle of a lake eventually became the capital of an empire whose ingenuity, artistry, and social customs can still be seen in the present day.

This lecture features Eduardo Matos, who is speaking as part of a six-part series offered in collaboration with Northwestern University.

The Field Museum has assembled 6 experts on the topic of the Aztec Empire for an exclusive lecture series that will provide a rare perspective on the legacy of the Aztecs. The lecture series covers topics ranging from the role of women in Aztec society to the Aztec's connection to the Chicano movement in the United States.


Recorded Thursday, February 26, 2009 at The Field Museum.

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