Cortés and Moctezuma First Meeting

This picture captures the first meeting in Mexico between the “New World” and the “Old World”.  No one actually recorded this meeting, but after piecing together antidotal records, we believe the conversation went pretty much like this…

“Hi.  I’m Cortés.  Really nice to meet you. Listen.  Ummm.  I was thinking, we would like to take over your entire country.  Does that work for you?  ‘Cause that really works for me, I mean us (wink wink)…  Anyway, are you on FaceBook?  Ok.  Good.  I’ll have my people get in touch with your people.  Love you, mean it…”

Note:  King Moctezuma did not shake hands with folks. He’s the king.  No touchy-touchy.

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Author: Frank Dutro

I'm based in Mexico City and like to share all the amazing places I visit in Mexico. Food-Culture-History-Adventure.