Discovery of the 80's: scientists have determined the origin of the Mexican gold bullion

Discovery of the 80's: scientists have determined the origin of the Mexican gold bullion

14 january 2020, 23:31
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In 1981, in Mexico city, in one of the city's parks, a large gold bar was discovered, the origin of which remained a mystery to historians. It was only recently that scientists from the Mexican Institute of anthropology and history were able to identify the artifact.

After a long study, which included x-ray photography, the experts concluded that the gold find weighing 1.93 kg is melted down jewelry of the Aztecs of Tenochtitlan. According to the researchers, this melting took place in Mexico only once – on June 30, 1520, when the European conquerors fled the city. Hernan Cortez and his Spanish soldiers were attacked by the Aztecs, killing several hundred Europeans and many more natives who were not well protected from enemy weapons. It was probably on that night that the ingot was lost.
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