The Aztec society, the great pyramid of Tenochtitlan
An example of monumental archetecture within the Aztec society is the great pyramid of
Tenochtitlan. It was created by the revered speaker Montecuzoma I, who was the ruler of
the Aztecs in 1466. The pyramid was not finished until the rule of Montecuzoma II,
around 1508. (Carrasco, Moctezumas Mexico, Pg 49.)
The pyramid was known to the Aztecs as the 'icpac tlamanacali,' or The Great Pyramid.
It's base was square, and 150 yards to a side. It rose toa height of 70 yards, and had
smooth sides. The staircase ascending the front was actually two staircases, one for people
going up and one for p…
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