The British Museum holds thousands of objects from south America, from the ancient Mayan city of Yaxchilian to Colombian goldwork and Aztec turquoise mosaics.
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Age 7–11, 12–16
Starting with Anglo-Saxon England, students learn about the world in AD 900 before focusing on Mayan, Benin or Islamic culture and society.
Students become agents of the Spanish king and are sent to investigate the Aztec empire.
Students explore the varied lifestyles of five ancient societies by examining objects in the galleries made around the world at the same moment in time.
Teachers receive a 10% discount*. Quote teacher1112 in Museum shops or at the checkout online.
- Susan Raikes, Aztecs sticker book
- Penny Bateman, Pocket timeline of ancient Mexico
- Penny Bateman, Pocket dictionary of Aztec and Maya gods and goddesses
*Discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers.
British Museum online