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The Mystery Box

The Aztec Princess Who Saw the Future From the Grave

How Princess Papantzin foresaw the end of the Aztec civilization

The Aztec Princess Who Had a Vision of the Future During Her Funeral. How Princess Papantzin saw the end of the Aztec Empire
Princess Papantzin | 1880 oil on canvass painting by Isidro Martinez | Museo de Bellas Artes de Toluca, Mexico

Moctezuma II was the last ruler of the Aztec Empire. He was killed during the Spanish Conquest in 1520.

But 11 years before the violent end of his civilization and life, he was warned. His sister-in-law, Princess Papantzin, had a very detailed…

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