Photo: Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology
Scientists of the National Institute of anthropology and history of Mexico have found that gold ingot was found in a city Park in Mexico city, is part of the Aztec treasure, which was looted by the Spanish conquistadors under the leadership of Arena of Cortez. About it reported in a press release on Phys.org.
The researchers conducted the x-ray scanning of the ingot and determined that the gold was lost by the invaders, June 30, 1520, during the “Night of grief”, when the representatives of an ancient civilization in the city of Tenochtitlan, enraged by the murder of their priests and generals, expelled the Spaniards from the capital. The conquistadors managed to take away part of the treasure assigned to them in 1519, but, apparently, they lost one of the gold bars.
In June of 1520, cortés learned that Spanish Governor of Cuba sent a group of soldiers to arrest him. He left Tenochtitlan, leaving the Aztecs Lieutenant Pedro de Alvarado. In his absence in the capital of the Aztec Empire was a conflict that has exacerbated tensions between natives and Spaniards.
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