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Aztec codices

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Aztec Codices Lesson

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Rescuing an Aztec Codex

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Aztec Codex Style Painting

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Exhibition of 16th century indigenous codices which convey life in pre-Hispanic era

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Codex - The legend of Quetzalcoatl

Aztec codices are books written by pre-Columbian and colonial-era Nahuas in pictorial and/or alphabetic form. These codices provide some of the best primary sources for Aztec culture. The pre-Columbian codices mostly do not in fact use the codex form and are, or originally were, long folded sheets. These sheets were typically made from stretched deerskin or from the fibers of the agave plant. They also differ from European books in that they mostly consist of images and pictograms; they were not meant to symbolize spoken or written narratives.
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