Tenochtitlan (15th century)
The magnificent capital of the Aztec Empire astonished even the Spanish Conquistadors.
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The Aztec Empire was a despotic, militaristic state ruled by the tlatoani.
The fearsome looking Aztec warriors could not stop the Spanish conquistadors with their primitive weapons.
The legendary city of the Mayan-Toltec Empire was located on the territory of present-day Mexico.
Spanish conquerors owed their success to their armour and firearms.
The axolotl, also known as Mexican salamander, is an amphibian species that keeps its gills even in adulthood.
Several European countries joined the conquest of the New World, making America a colourful continent.
The animation shows the forms of government and official languages of the world´s countries.
Legendary geographical discoveries at the beginning of the Modern Age had not only redrawn maps, but also had a truly diverse impact.
Find historic landmarks on a blank map.
The Incas´ rudimentary weapons were inadequate in their struggle against the Spanish Conquistadors.
The ancient Inca city, located in present-day Peru, is a World Heritage Site.
Numerous legendary empires were built (and destroyed) in the course of history.
Christopher Columbus' three-masted carrack, the Santa Maria was the flagship of his first, landmark voyage.
A game about sights around the world.
Majestic even in its ruins, this city was the largest and most populous settlement in the pre-Columbian Americas.
The name of this magnificent palace complex originates in Arabic and means 'the red one'.
Learning about the geographic location, capitals and flags of American countries through exercises in three levels of difficulty.
The Forbidden City is one of the most magnificent and mysterious monuments of imperial China.
Today only one of the Wonders of the Ancient World is still intact: the Pyramids of Giza.
The ancient city located near the river Euphrates was an important Sumerian centre.
Ziggurats were typical terraced step pyramids used as temples in ancient Mesopotamia.
Football is one of the most popular team sports due to its relatively low equipment requirements and simple set of rules.
The step pyramid, built in the 27th century BC, was the first pyramid in Egypt.