The Aztec royal palace was very
large and extravagant. The palace had two stories and a very large courtyard, where people
would gather for discussions and parties. Paintings, carvings, and gold panels covered the
walls. There were columns on the ground floor that supported the second floor. There were
also columns on the second level to support the roof. The steps were most likely made of
marble and were located directly in the center of the palace.
1. Odijk, Pamela, The Ancient World: The Aztec, Dnglewood Cliffs, Silver Burdett, 1989
2. Wood, Tim, See Through History: The Aztecs, New York, Viking, 1992