This legendary trove of gold and precious jewels was a figurative and literal representation of the Aztec Empire's wealth. The treasure also had the value of high art that showed the empire's impressive reach and influence in the 1500s. However, all good things come to an end and the fall of the empire marks the moment Montezuma’s treasure was never to be seen again.
With Molly Brandenburg & Richard Rossner
Have you ever spent hours looking for something you simply lost? How about a hundred years? How about looking for a missing airplane? Or a vanished civilization? Every other Monday, Gone searches for everything lost. From D. B. Cooper to the Holy Grail, the Etruscan language to early Russian cosmonauts; if it disappeared, we’re looking. After all, just because something is gone, doesn’t mean it can’t be found. Gone is a production of Cutler Media and part of the Parcast Network. Ad-free archives of episodes six months or older are now available through Stitcher Premium.