That Encounter 500 Years Ago

That Encounter 500 Years Ago

Five centuries ago, at a spot that is today marked by the intersection of two major streets in downtown Mexico City, the Aztec ruler Montezuma II and the Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés met for the very first time. The extraordinary encounter between the New World and the Old took place on Nov. 8, 1519, and its consequences are still being felt today.

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