Gold bar found beneath Mexico City street part of Moctezuma's treasure

January 12, 2020 - General

A new scientific analysis of a large gold bar found decades ago in downtown Mexico City reveals it was part of the plunder Spanish conquerors tried to carry away as they fled the Aztec capital after native warriors forced a hasty retreat.

Ingot melted down from Aztec gold objects by Cortés and maybe lost in the waters
during La Noche Triste [Credit: INAH]Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) announced the…

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