May 20, 2022

New App Brings Historic Codex From Aztecs of Pre-Columbian Mexico Into Digital Age

Note: A web-based interactive version of digitized codex is also available.

the From the AP:

A 16th century document considered one of the most important primary sources on the Aztecs of pre-Columbian Mexico went digital Thursday with a new app that aims to spur research and discussion.

The Codex Mendoza is a 1542 illustrated report ordered by Spanish viceroy Antonio de Mendoza that details sources of riches, Aztec expansion and territorial tributes, and chronicles daily life and social dynamics.

The new interactive codex lets users page through the virtual document, mouse-over the old Spanish text for translations into English or modern Spanish, click on images for richer explanations and explore maps of the area.


The National Institute of Anthropology and History created the app in collaboration with Oxford’s Bodleian Library and King’s College London.

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See Also: Additional Details From National Institute of Anthropology (Spanish) ||| Translated Version via Google

Direct to Web-Based Version of Digitized Codex

Direct to App Version (Free) For iOS (via iTunes App Store)

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