The Rise and Fall of the Aztec Empire

In 1325, the Aztecs, wandering in from the northern desert, saw an eagle perched on a cactus eating a serpent on an island which is now Mexico City’s main plaza. From there, the Aztec Empire grew to be the largest in the world until Hernan Cortez and his 550-man army conquered it in two years. Find out how this mighty empire rose and why its neighbors were so happy to help it fall.

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