Mexican archaeologists reveal ancient Aztec school
Archaeologists in Mexico teamed up with Spain for an ambitious exhibition that showcases dozens of artefacts from an exclusive school for the children of Aztec nobility.
With over 80 priceless pieces ranging from an elaborate altar to a skull encrusted with prehispanic art, the Cultural Centre of Spain in Mexico City is home to an exhibition that is a first in the country.
The Calmecac is an exclusive ancient school and breeding ground of future Aztec leaders. Offering visitors a glimpse of life in the ancient kingdom, this was where well-to-do Mesoamerican youth learnt their craft.
“So this was an institution where the children of nobility, generally speaking, were prepared to be future leaders and governors of Tenochtitlan or warriors,” said spokesperson for Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History, Javier Gonzalez. Read more.