A 17th century painting known as “Conquista de México por Cortés”.

The Fall of Tenochtitlan - Truly the End of the Aztec Empire?

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"The Last Days of Tenochtitlan—Conquest of Mexico by Cortez" — 1899 painting by William de Leftwich Dodge

"The Last Days of Tenochtitlan—Conquest of Mexico by Cortez" — 1899 painting by William de Leftwich Dodge. ( Public Domain )

As a result of the fall of Tenochtitlan Aztec dominance in Mexico came to an end and the Spanish were the new rulers of the area, though it would take them another couple of decades to consolidate their position.

Featured image: A 17th century painting known as “Conquista de México por Cortés”. Photo source: Public Domain

By Wu Mingren

References

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Available at: http://www.dailystormer.com/the-history-of-the-conquest-of-mexico-the-battle-on-the-causeway-and-the-fall-of-tenochtitlan/

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Available at: http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Battle_of_Tenochtitlan

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Comments

Men truly lived by the sword and took what they wanted it would seem! What a time to be alive and what a way to go out. Real men, not like today's skinny jean wearing, afraid to look you in the eye type of man.
I wish there was first person accounts of this siege.

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