The Iron-y

Was it only me who noticed it? Visiting the Moctezuma Aztec special exhibition in the British Museum I noticed it was sponsored by ArcelorMittal. What becomes clear half way through the exhibition, which is a well known fact, is the superiority of the Spanish weapons made of steel. One of the vitrines shows the steel harness and sword next to a wooden Aztec club, I guess they omitted the feather warrior outfits so not to make it even more embarrassing. Obviously the Spanish easily conquered the Aztec territories.

But did you know that ArcelorMittal is the biggest steel manufacturer in the world? And not only that, ArcelorMittal is a merger of a couple of companies one of which was Aceralia, the biggest Spanish steel manufacturer.


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