National Geographic : 1937 Jun
@ National Geographic Society racing oy n TEMPLE GUARDS STAND AT ATTENTION WHEN AN AMBASSADOR FROM ANOTHER TOWNENTERS THE SACRED SHRINE ,M. Herget As his badge of office, this Aztec diplomat carries a fan. Incense made of copal and rubber burns near the temple wall. Across the canal, arich chieftain rides in a litter, preceded by numerous retainers. When Cortez's soldiers came to Tenochtitlan,now Mexico City, they found itcrisscrossed with canals along which most of the capital's traffic passed. Streets of today follow many of the old waterways.