Enlarge/ Thousands of artefacts from the ancient Mesoamerican city of La Paz, in northern Mexico, were stolen from the site in 2018.
The city of more than 20 million people was the site where a group of Teutonic Knights fought against an invading army in the first century CE.
Enlarge / A statue of Tezcatlipoca, a king who ruled over the city of Los Mochis, in modern-day Mexico City, was stolen from a museum in 2016.
The museum in the capital, Mexico City is one of the oldest archaeological sites in the world.
Enlarg/ The city’s main square is named after a Teutonyc leader, a warrior who was killed by a Spanish general in a battle in 1214 CE.
In 2018, thousands of artefields were stolen.
They included a bronze statue of a king named Tezcucoatl, who was the son of the Teuton leader Teztecancas chief.
A year before the theft, the city had been under attack from bandits.
The thieves had stolen an array of military equipment, including a bronze helmet, shields and arquebus, which they used to wage a guerrilla war against the Mexican government.
In 2018, Mexican authorities recovered thousands of pieces of ancient Teoteca-era military gear, including an array that was thought to have been part of a Teotec battle helmet, a bronze shield, a longbow, a spear and a spearhead.
It is believed that this was the remains of a battle that took place at Tezco, which is now known as El Pueblo Teotecho.
The thieves also took an enormous cache of coins, coins of various denominations, silver and gold coins and more.
Mexican authorities said that the thieves were part of an international group who were working in partnership with Teutons allies, the Knights Templar, to steal Teottec gold.
“The crimes of the criminals are incomprehensible and incomprehensible to us,” said Miguel Ángel López, the head of the National Anthropology Museum.
“This theft of treasures is an act of extreme aggression against Mexico, a nation that was founded by the Teotacan people.
It is a disgraceful crime, and we must do everything to apprehend those responsible.”
In the meantime, hundreds of archaeologists, researchers and others from around the world have been working on the site since the theft.
More than 10,000 artefacts are being analyzed by experts from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (Unam) in Mexico City.
At the museum, some of the stolen objects were on display, including the bronze helmet and a longsword.
Among them were two sculptures from the period of Tequilacatl, known as the “Golden Age”.
The first, which dates to the 12th century, was painted by the famous sculptor Fernando de Oviedo de Orellana.
The other is from the 15th century.
A second bronze helmet was found in the ruins of Tehuantepec, a Tezcan city near the Mexican border, where it was thought the thieves had taken the bronze.
One of the artifacts, a helmet that had been left in the Tehuantipec ruins in the early 1500s, has now been authenticated by the museum.