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Geography- -Capital city Tenochtitlan Located in Lake Texacoco - Land was very fertile -Expanded Tenochtitlan into Lake Texacoco by building artificial islands with mud Food- -ltTabchili -Fertilized fields with human dung -Main meal was at about midday This was a bowl of corn porridge flavored with honey or pepper -Meat was eaten only on special occasions Clothing- -Women and girls dressed in loose sleeveless blouses and skirts made of cotton and maguey fibers -Men wore loincloths with sleeveless ponchos Carried small pouches under cloaks Pouches held amulets made of precious stones for good luck -Peasants were allowed to wear only plain garments woven from maguey fibers -Nobles wore embroidered cotton Religion- -Sacrificed humans in order so two gods who were always at war would not destroy the universe -Men go to palace of the sun heaven if capture enemy warrior -Woman go to place of the sun if die during childbirth They were called divine women -Each god represented element in nature and human behaviors Education- -Noble boys went to school called Calmecac when they turned twelve until 15yrs -Learned to read write history medicine and astrology -Peasant boys went to a military training school called a Telpochcalli -Learned how to fight make weapons religion and farming -Some noble girls went to Calmecac -Peasant girls stayed at home with mother and helped with housework Government- -Colpulli was a clan that everyone belonged to -Each clan had portion of land from which they had to give some produce to the emperor -The emperor was the most holy and important person -When emperor died nobles chose new emperor -Second to the Emperor was the woman-snake man He controlled law and taxes and tribute Shelter- -Houses had 2 rooms eating and sleeping areas Walls were whitewashed -Walls built of reeds and mud Roof of grasses and reeds No windows Nobles had clay and stone houses -Built canals and
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