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Aztecs dance in Stephansplatz

The rhythm of the Andes will be heard in Vienna this weekend as Aztec dancers put on a spectacular show to encourage the return of Aztec artefacts kept in Austrian museums.

The show will take place at Stephansdomplatz where the dancers will be taking questions on their culture from spectators.

One of the dancers, Xokonoschtletl Gomora, said in a press release that he thought the return to Mexico of a Headdress worn by Aztec Emperor Montezuma is very likely this year.

The headdress is held in Vienna’s ethnographic museum and is thought to have been presented to Spanish Conquistador Cortez in the 16th Century.

The Mexican Parliament issued a formal request for the return of the headdress in 2006.

The performances will be from 10.00am to 8.00pm Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

More information on Xokonoschtletl Gomora and the Aztec dancers can be found at www.xoko.org

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