East Meets West

December 27, 2020 The Spaniards questioned the natives very closely regarding the location(s) of where they obtained the gold and other precious metals. It was obvious to the Spaniards that the Caribbean and Yucatán were not the primary source(s). The Maya said they had learned the art of gold smithing from the Toltec, sure, saidContinue reading “East Meets West”

Next!

December 25, 2020 Mexico, once the land had been looted of gold, was definitely not the biblical land of Havilah, and Tenochititlán not the legendary city of gold. The Spanish then turned to other parts of South America. By this point, they were in Panama and were sending out expeditions. It was here they beganContinue reading “Next!”

Cortés

December 19, 2020 The realm of the Aztec, the highlands of Mexico is almost inextricably linked to the name of Hernando Cortés.  In 1519, he sailed from Cuba with a fleet of eleven ships, some six hundred men, and he had scarce highly prized horses. Probingly he proceeded along the Yucatán’s gulf coast to whereContinue reading “Cortés”