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The Aztec: Warriors of The Sun

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Program Description

Step back in time and immerse yourself in the captivating world of the Aztecs - a remarkable civilization that once thrived in the heart of Mesoamerica. Journey with us as we explore the fascinating rise and fall of this extraordinary society, rich with intriguing legends and tales of valour. The Aztecs, thought to have originated as a nomadic tribe in northern Mexico, ventured into the enigmatic lands of Mesoamerica during the dawn of the 13th century. Known by various names like the Tenochca, which lent its essence to their majestic capital city, Tenochtitlan, and the Mexica, from which the very name of modern-day Mexico is derived, they embarked on a journey of profound growth and influence. Within the span of just a few generations, the Aztecs achieved the unimaginable - crafting an intricate social, political, religious, and economic federation that united the region's diverse city-states under their benevolent rule. The splendor of their capital city knew no bounds, boasting a population of over 200,000 inhabitants and standing as a testament to the pinnacle of urban development in Mesoamerica. Join us as we unravel the mysteries of the Aztecs, a civilization shrouded in enigma and allure, and discover the indelible legacy they left behind. This presentation promises to be an engaging and thought-provoking journey into the past, where the echoes of a magnificent culture continue to resonate in the annals of history. SCHEDULE: Thursday, October 19, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM LOCATION: Online via Zoom ABOUT THE PRESENTER: After studying Fine Arts, Maria Chester decided to go deeper and studied Art History becoming a Professor in Pre-Columbian Civilizations. From her first passion, that was Cave Art and Rock Art she developed an interest in Archaeology, and this has served as a frame for her ongoing research. She is multilingual and enjoys travelling. She taught in several South American universities as well as private institutions. Maria has served as the National Subject Adviser on American Archaeology to The Third Age Trust and joined East Berwickshire U3A where she became its Chairman. In 2015, she became a founding member of the IC-International Committee to The Third Age Trust, in the United Kingdom. In May 2016 she was elected Secretary General of AIUTA- International Association of Universities of the Third Age. She is also tutors regular courses on Art History for BEA-Berwick Educational Association.

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