Moctezuma II (c. 1466-1520). Ninth tlatoani of Tenochtitlan. Hernan Cortes takes prisoner Moctezuma II. Colored engraving, - Stock Image

Moctezuma II (c. 1466-1520). Ninth tlatoani of Tenochtitlan. Hernan Cortes takes prisoner Moctezuma II. Colored engraving, - Stock Image

To punish the betrayal of Aztec hero Cuauhpopoca, Cortes took prisoner Moctezuma II. Engraving, 1807. - Stock Image

To punish the betrayal of Aztec hero Cuauhpopoca, Cortes took prisoner Moctezuma II. Engraving, 1807. - Stock Image

36. Moctezuma II, Montezuma, Moteuczoma, Motecuhzoma, Motecuhzoma Xocoyotzin (Moctezuma the Young), 몬테수마 2세, 목테수마 (Moctezma, Montezuma) (c. 1466 – 29 June 1520)

36. Moctezuma II, Montezuma, Moteuczoma, Motecuhzoma, Motecuhzoma Xocoyotzin (Moctezuma the Young), 몬테수마 2세, 목테수마 (Moctezma, Montezuma) (c. 1466 – 29 June 1520)

Moctezuma II was the ruler of the Aztecs when they were at the peak of their population. Moctezuma II was known for being very indesisive and weakwilled. Although he was able to expand the empire south through warfare. He also did a lot to define social structures with the Aztecs.

Moctezuma II was the ruler of the Aztecs when they were at the peak of their population. Moctezuma II was known for being very indesisive and weakwilled. Although he was able to expand the empire south through warfare. He also did a lot to define social structures with the Aztecs.

Headdress | aztec feather headdress attributed to moctezuma ii exhibited at the ...

Headdress | aztec feather headdress attributed to moctezuma ii exhibited at the ...

Montezuma, leader of the Aztecs, first encountered by Russia in 1450BC. All this talk of sacrifices and chest beating makes me glad he is not on Russia's doorstep...

Montezuma, leader of the Aztecs, first encountered by Russia in 1450BC. All this talk of sacrifices and chest beating makes me glad he is not on Russia's doorstep...

Moctezuma II v.2 The traditional predictions of Aztec religion, the engagement with the first Europeans to visit the area, and a probable mid-life crisis were too much for this highly refined and sensitive man. He seemed to wilt under the impact of it all, and his fall brought with it the end of the Aztec empire.- Peoples of the Movement West by George Stuart

Moctezuma II v.2 The traditional predictions of Aztec religion, the engagement with the first Europeans to visit the area, and a probable mid-life crisis were too much for this highly refined and sensitive man. He seemed to wilt under the impact of it all, and his fall brought with it the end of the Aztec empire.- Peoples of the Movement West by George Stuart

Teocalli (or Temple) of the Sacred War, commemorating the New Fire of 1507. Postclassic, Basalt, height: 123 cm This monument was ordered by Moctezuma II to commemorate the New Fire of 1507. The symbolism relates to the cult of the sun and the idea of sacred war. The Sacred War was an institution by which victims were obtained for sacrifice in the temples. This monument was found underneath the National Palace.

Teocalli (or Temple) of the Sacred War, commemorating the New Fire of 1507. Postclassic, Basalt, height: 123 cm This monument was ordered by Moctezuma II to commemorate the New Fire of 1507. The symbolism relates to the cult of the sun and the idea of sacred war. The Sacred War was an institution by which victims were obtained for sacrifice in the temples. This monument was found underneath the National Palace.

https://flic.kr/p/rzFNPm | Feathered headdress,  Aztec (reproduction) | Feathered headdress,  Aztec, reproduction (National Anthropology Museum, Mexico City)  based on the original feathered headdress, Mexico,  Aztec, early 16th century, quetzal, cotinga, roseate spoonbill, piaya feathers; wood, fibers, amate paper, cotton, gold, gilded brass (World Museum, Vienna)  The headdress is also called the “Penacho of Moctezuma II.”  “Moctezuma II’s Headdress” was first mentioned in a European…

https://flic.kr/p/rzFNPm | Feathered headdress, Aztec (reproduction) | Feathered headdress, Aztec, reproduction (National Anthropology Museum, Mexico City) based on the original feathered headdress, Mexico, Aztec, early 16th century, quetzal, cotinga, roseate spoonbill, piaya feathers; wood, fibers, amate paper, cotton, gold, gilded brass (World Museum, Vienna) The headdress is also called the “Penacho of Moctezuma II.” “Moctezuma II’s Headdress” was first mentioned in a European…

Moctezuma II - Musée d'anthropologie coiffure de Moctezuma II en plume de quetzal

Moctezuma II - Musée d'anthropologie coiffure de Moctezuma II en plume de quetzal

Moctezuma Xocoyotzin, or Moctezuma II, (c.1466-29 June 1520) was the ninth Aztec ruler. He was captured by Hernán Cortés, and killed in the subsequent battles. Details of his death are unknown, though it is commonly believed that he was stoned to death by his own people for failing to protect their city.

Moctezuma Xocoyotzin, or Moctezuma II, (c.1466-29 June 1520) was the ninth Aztec ruler. He was captured by Hernán Cortés, and killed in the subsequent battles. Details of his death are unknown, though it is commonly believed that he was stoned to death by his own people for failing to protect their city.

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