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The Aztec Empire
Omens of Doom

Beginning in about the year 1502, rumors were heard in the Aztec Empire about the appearance of bearded white men with strange behavior. Because Montezuma II was a very superstitious leader, he consulted his advisors, but then punished them for their lack of knowledge. For years before the arrival of the Spanish, he became more and more concerned about omens of doom concerning his reign and the continuation of the Aztec Empire.
Omens of Doom
Omens of Doom