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Earthquake uncovers ancient temple hidden in Mexican pyramid

Thursday 12 July 2018
Earthquake uncovers ancient temple hidden in Mexican pyramid

A man at work in the pyramid in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Photo: Getty Images
Diego Sanchez

July 13 2018 2:30 AM

Archaeologists scanning a Mexican pyramid for damage following September's devastating earthquake have uncovered traces of an ancient temple.

The temple is nestled inside the Teopanzolco pyramid in Morelos state, 70km south of Mexico City.

It is thought to date back to 1150 and to belong to the Tlahuica culture, one of the Aztec peoples living in central Mexico.

The structure is dedicated to Tlaloc, the Aztec rain god.


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Wow! These are the ruins of Teopanzolco pyramid in Cuernavaca, which was built around the temple.

More images of the Teopanzolco Pyramid. Very cool!




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