Aztec architecture


Aztec architecture

Aztec architecture is related to that of older Mesoamerican architecture and sometimes thought of as one of them, usually the Maya. Their houses and religious structures were unique however. Aztec cities often competed to construct the fanciest and biggest temples in the Aztec empire. While doing so, Instead of demolishing an old temple and building a new one at the site, they simply built "over" the old structure.

Some temples have been found to have at least four of five layers. Houses were uniform throughout most of the empire, only varying in size and ornamentation. Houses were built with adobe and were not separated, thus resulting in one large room.

External links

* [http://library.thinkquest.org/10098/aztec.htm Aztec Architecture from the Think Quest Library]
* [http://newton.uor.edu/facultyfolder/rebecca_brown/old/arth100/empire/AIS/aztec/Architecture.htm Aztec Architecture from the University of Redlands]


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