Mexican archeologists find sword tip in The Alamo Mission

viernes 12 de agosto, 2016 a las 13:29/en Texas/por emontes

Dallas, Aug. 12 (Notimex) .- Archaeologists working on a restoration project of the historic Alamo Mission in San Antonio, Texas, announced the discovery of a Mexican sword tip about 200 years old.

The sword tip was found in an area where archaeologists seek remains of the mission south wall.

The Alamo Mission is the area of a central chapter in the history of Texas Independence, because in that place was held one of the main battles.

On March 6, 1836, Mexican troops under General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna captured the Alamo Mission in a battle that lasted 90 minutes, after having it surrounded for a month.

Archaeologists believe that the tip belongs to a Mexican sword, perhaps used in the famous 1836 battle or in the construction of the south wall fortifications of the Alamo in 1835. The south wall was attacked in 1835 by a Mexican cavalry unit.

"We are very excited to have evidence of military action here in the south wall," the archeologist Nesta Anderson said at a news conference on Thursday.

"We did not expect it," Anderson said.

She considered that the sword probably belonged to a non-commissioned officer in the Mexican infantry.

The sword was widely distributed among the officers of the Mexican army and it was originally manufactured in France.



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