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    us
    Feb 2009
    east coast
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    Aztec statue legnd

    When cortes had control over the aztecs (momentarily) he orderd the great temples statues to be brought down. Legend tells it that the aztecs took these statues into a cave and no one has ever found them. 


    Wondering if any1 here new anything about this??

  2. #2

    Jun 2004
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    Re: Aztec statue legnd

    The Spanish efforts to melt down most of the treasure trove they discovered is fairly well established historically. Your best bet to follow up on a legend of this type would be first hand accounts of the Spaniards at the time such as Cortes himself who has several published letters and Bernal Diaz who was one of his soldiers and wrote of his adventures in a fairly well known book. For the sake of ease in transport most of the gold they found was melted down into bars. It's many of these same bars that were lost when overloaded Spaniards fell into the network of waterways while attenpting to escape from Tenochtitlan and are presumed to have been recovered by the Aztecs and hidden prior to the return of the Spaniards and subsequent conquest.
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    us
    Apr 2007
    Costa Mesa CA
    Whites DFX
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