Come with me and find out a little about the brilliant but possibly flawed civilization of the Aztecs of Mexico. I talk about the Aztec's dominance of Mexico just before the arrival of the Spanish and the astonishing civilizations that came before them. Marvel at Techontitlan, the Aztec's magical capital in the middle of a lake, wonder at their strange and bloodthirsty religious rights. I then try to explain why such a creative civilization appeared to succumb to a small but determined band of Spanish Conquistadors.
- Duration: 45 mins
- Online Zoom Event: An event held in person
- Join as an individual or book for private groups up to 300
Meet The Speaker, Neil
Neil Meldrum has been a lawyer for 40 years. Now retired, Neil has the opportunity of indulging his fascination in all things to do with ancient history and the cultural evolution of mankind. Although an amateur, these are compelling subjects which have been undergoing considerable re-appraisal in recent years. Neil's talks range from the development and the cultural evolution of early man to the Maya and Aztecs of Ancient Mexico and the Incas of Peru, areas that he has visited extensively. More recently he has been focusing on early culture in Ancient China, India, Egypt and Mesopotamia and in particular looking at early religions in these regions.
Preparing for the Event
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