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500-year-old gold bar shows that stealing gold has a long history
Gold Bar Found Beneath Mexico City Street Was Part of Moctezuma's Treasure
Friday, January 10, 2020
MEXICO CITY -- 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.
Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History announced the findings of new tests of the bar in a statement on Thursday, a few months before the 500-year anniversary of the battle that forced Hernan Cortes and his soldiers to temporarily flee the city on June 30, 1520.
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A day earlier Aztec Emperor Moctezuma was killed, or possibly assassinated, according to the native informants of one Spanish chronicler, which promoted a frenzied battle that forced Cortes, his fellow Spaniards, as well as their native allies to flee for their lives.
A year later Cortes would return and lay siege to the city, which was already weakened with supply lines cut and diseases introduced by the Spanish invaders taking a toll. ...
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