Drawing of what part of Tenochtitlan may have looked like

Tenochtitlan was the capital city of the Aztec Empire. The Aztecs built Tenochtitlan around 1325, right on a lake called Lake Texcoco.[1]

As the Empire grew, so did Tenochtitlan. By the early 1500s, at least 200,000 people lived in the city. This made Tenochtitlan the largest city in the Americas before Christopher Columbus arrived.[2]

Center of the Aztec Empire

Tenochtitlan was the center of the Aztec government and religion. It was also a very big trading center. When the Spanish arrived in 1519, they guessed that 60,000 people came to the market in Tenochtitlan every day.[2] People bought and sold many things there, including slaves (prisoners of war from states the Aztecs had taken over).[3] The entire city was decorated with art, architecture, and stone sculptures.

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