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b_350_0_16777215_00_http___media.zuza.com_1_8_18902018-2661-4c6f-9d09-892e2641a13b_B821835977Z.1_20150119163752_000_G151DHE8Q.6_Gallery.jpgWaterloo Region Record

MEXICO CITY — A 16th-century document considered one of the most important primary sources on the Aztecs of pre-Columbian Mexico went digital this month 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.

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