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Ty Gwyn Special School

"Learning To Achieve"


The Aztecs

Literacy, Language and Communication


Humanities (History, Geography, R.E)


This is a sample of pre-columbian music of the Aztecs. The instruments are accurate reproductions of actual instruments used by the Aztecs.

The Aztec ball game

Ullamaliztli, the famous Aztec ball game, was played on a tlachtli ball court (the game is sometimes referred to as Tlachtli). The ball court was one of the first things built when the Aztecs settled a new area, making it the most important of the ancient Aztec games. It was a very difficult game played with a large rubber ball (the name of the game comes from the word ulli, or rubber). The game was not just important for entertainment, but also politics and religion.

The game can be seen in a clip below from the film El Dorado