The Aztecs were a Central American society of people who existed from 1300 to 1521, when they were decimated by the arrival of European settlers. Today they’re one of the most widely remembered of the Native American communities, in large part because of their impressive artwork and rich culture. So what made the Aztecs so legendary?
They Were Great Records Keepers
First things first, the Aztecs are remembered because we have a lot of writing from them. They wrote in pictograms, much like Egyptian hieroglyphs, and kept detailed records of much of their history. Thanks to this, we know a lot more about the Aztecs than about many other Native American people.