25 Unbelievable Facts About The Aztecs That Might Surprise You

Posted by , Updated on April 3, 2015

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Although they never made use of things like the wheel, iron, or cavalry, the Aztecs are actually responsible for giving the world chocolate! Ok, they did a whole bunch of other things too. As the last great native American civilization these are 25 unbelievable facts about the Aztecs That Might Surprise You.

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The name Aztec was actually made up by Europeans, they used to call themselves the Mexica.

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Their deceased were usually buried right under their house

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Sometimes they killed a dog along with the deceased so that the dog could guide them to the after-life.

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They would often sell themselves or their children into slavery to pay off their debts

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Their system of slavery was more like indentured servitude though, as slaves could buy their freedom

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