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The truth of murders has always been hard to come by in Mexico. There are several theories as to exactly how Emperor Montezuma died. After the guests he welcomed as gods betrayed the Aztec people, it’s uncertain if the emperor was killed by his own people or by the Spaniards
Ancient chronicles say Moctezuma was stoned to death in 1520 by his own people, who considered him a traitor for surrendering to the Spaniards. That was the government story and may have been the first government cover-up of the murder of a indigenous Mexican.
Mexico's largest exhibit of Mesoamerican manuscripts features a codex made of fig tree bark tells another story that Aztec emperor Moctezuma was slain by a Spanish conquistador with a sword.
The piece is among 44 codices made by several pre-Columbian populations -- including the Mayas, Purepechas and Zapotecos -- on display at the National Museum of Anthropology. The ancient manuscripts present a vision of history from the point of view of "the people who were subdued after the conquest. The codices were written by tlacuilos, which in Mayan means a person who carves stones. But they also used other mediums such as the bark of trees or cactus leaves to record their history and knowledge.
A jewel in the museum's treasure trove is the Moctezuma codex, a two-meter (two-yard) long and 25-centimeter (10-inch) wide piece made with the bark of a fig tree.
This codex shows us how he was captured by a Spaniard and then he is seen dead, bloodied with a sword. This is another version of history that has a lot of value because the codices were considered works done by the people, for the people.
|From the Montezuma codex|
Let us hope that the truth comes out in the current unsolved murders in Mexico.