Hidden World of the Aztec (Hardcover)

By Peter Lourie

Boyds Mills Press, 9781590780695, 48pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2006



A unique look at the Aztecs and the archaeologists who are determined to unearth their secrets. In 1521 the world of the Aztecs came to a sudden end when Hernan Cortes, the Spanish conquistador, destroyed their capital. The ruins of that city lie beneath the streets of modern-day Mexico City. Peter Lourie traveled to Mexico City to meet the renowned archaeologist Leonardo Lopez Lujan. With Dr. Lujan as his guide, the author viewed the diggings at the Aztec Great Temple, and even met the God of Death in the basement of the temple's museum.

About the Author

Peter Lourie is the author of the River series from Boyds Mills Press, which includes "Everglades; Buffalo tiger and the River of Grass, "winner of the International ECO Award of Excellence; and "Mississippis River: AJourney Down the Father of Waters, "an NCSSNotable. He lives in Weybridge, Vermont."