For years there have been many speculations about what actually killed the Aztecs.
Well now we know thanks to science!
If you wanna know then keep reading.
For people who dont know;
‘The Aztec people were certain ethnic groups of central Mexico, particularly those groups who spoke the Nahuatl language and who dominated large parts of Mesoamerica from the 14th to the 16th centuries.’
The notion of “Aztec civilization” is best understood as a particular horizon of a general Mesoamerican civilization.
Aztec culture and history is primarily known through archaeological evidence found in Templo Mayor in Mexico City.
‘Aztec culture had remarkable architectural and artistic accomplishments’
Many of the things that are in use today were invented by the Aztecs. For instance:
What killed the Aztecs???
According to recent studies conducted by the main reason behind this specific wipeout was Cocoliztli.
Cocoliztli epidemic spread like a wild fire during aztec era and killed people. This specific type of Entric Fever is caused by Salmonella entera bacterium.
Salmonella is a genus of rod-shaped gram-negative bacteria of the family Enterobacteriaceae.
It’s been speculated that this bacteria spread through water , food etc into the people.
‘This bacterium was found in the preserved body of an aztec victim of this epidemic’
The disease spread in people on such a high rate that people of that time did’nt had the strength or health to bury others properly.
According to recent findings
“In the cities and large towns, big ditches were dug, and from morning to sunset the priests did nothing else but carry the dead bodies and throw them into the ditches.”
One common belief is that the disease was brought to Mexico by the Europeans, but other studies have suggested that the bacteria originated in the land of the Aztecs.
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