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Archaeologists have unearthed an ancient temple in the center of Mexico

Археологи раскопали древний храм в центре МексикиAccording to estimates of archaeologists, the temple was built 650 years ago.

In the center of Mexico city found the ancient Aztec temple dedicated to the mythical creature Quetzalcoatl, an incarnation of which was considered the God of wind Ehecatl.

According to estimates of archaeologists, the temple was built 650 years ago. To date, it remains a circular platform with a diameter of 11 meters and a height of 1.2 meters.

“The temple with a diameter of 11 meters and a height of 1.2 meters, the age of about 650 years. It was discovered pieces of ceramic items and 20 burial sites, including the remains of adults, children and animals,” – said the coordinator of archaeological work Pedro Francisco sánchez Nava.

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Among these findings there are ceramic figures of monkeys, birds and bones of the mummy of a baby with no signs of trauma. During the excavations the archaeologists found 43,000 artifacts, of which one thousand have been preserved almost intact.

According to archaeologists who found the temple is located within the ancient city of Tlatelolco and economic rival political center of the Aztec Tenochtitlan. Currently, both of these ancient cities are absorbed by Mexico city.

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A valuable discovery was made by accident. Recently on the site of the temple was a supermarket built in the twentieth century. It was demolished and planned to build a large shopping center.

After the demolition of the old building began excavations for fill a solid Foundation for a shopping center, but workers stumbled upon the stone walls of the temple and turned to the archaeologists.

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