Long before the Spanish conquistadors, or conquerors, arrived, present-day Mexico and Central America were home to advanced civilizations. The Aztec, Maya, and Olmec left behind buildings, sculptures, and many relics. They also left many mysteries.
Imagine you’re an archaeologist, someone who studies human history by digging up artifacts. Just think what you could find in Mexico. Maybe you’ll unearth an ancient Aztec mask, a Maya poison pot, or a giant Olmec stone head. Perhaps these items will give you clues to solve the mysteries of the past. Why did the Maya disappear? What happened to the great Olmec civilization? Did the Seven Cities of Gold – which Spanish explorers hoped to find – really exist?