Earliest depictions of Spanish conquerors discovered on walls of remote Mexican caves
On the walls of a remote mountain caves in Mexico, archaeologists have found paintings made by ancient indigenous populations which appear to represent Spanish conquerors – the 'conquistadores'. This could be the earliest known depictions of Spanish people by the local communities that inhabited the Mexican state of Guerrero, not long after the conquest of the Americas started.
|The depictions of conquistadores could be the earliest ones made by local populations |
|It took four hours for the archaeologists to reach the cave |
|The depictions are thought to have been made by Nahua Indians |
|Both European characters and animal figures appear on the stone |
|The Spanish characters are dressed in European fashion |
The team return again in the caves to make further analysis in the next few weeks, after rain season ends. They hope to learn more about who inhabited the caves and to continue their examination of art that appears on the walls.
Author: Léa Surugue | Source: IBTimes [October 27, 2016]