The last ruler?

April 8, 2009

London show to examine Aztec ruler Moctezuma Reigning from 1502 to 1520, Moctezuma was the final ruler of present-day Mexico’s last native civilization.Moctezuma was not the final ruler of the Aztecs. There were 2 more after he was killed by stones thrown by his own people: Cuitlahuac, who died of smallpox, and Cuauhtemoc, who was captured after the fall of Tenochtitlan, tortured and executed.F.M.We corrected: GBU Editor

A turquoise mosaic and cedro wood mask from Mexico is photographed at a launch event for the exhibition “Moctezuma: Aztec Ruler” at the British Museum in London, April 7, 2009.
REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

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I am amazed at how ignorant people can be. After the announcement of the British Museum’c upcoming exhibition called “Moctezuma: Aztec Ruler”, officialising the name of the Emperor as MOCTEZUMA, a lot of newspapers, reporters and retailers are publishing articles on the subject and still calling the historic figure as MONTEZUMA, that is pure ignorance… Let’s call Henry VIII, Harvey VIII instead, how about that?

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