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Tue Jul 14, 2020, 03:32 AM

Archaeologists discover ancient Aztec palace ruins in Mexico City

Mexican archaeologists have found the remains of the homes of Aztec ruler Axayacatl and Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes in Mexico city. The site is located under a historic building on the capital's central plaza.

Date 14.07.2020

The remains of an ancient Aztec palace, which later became the home of Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes, were found by a team of archaeologists under an important landmark building in Mexico City, the Ministry of Culture announced Monday.

"Remains of the Palace of Axayacatl and a house built by order of Cortes have been discovered in Monte de Piedad," the ministry tweeted.

While carrying out renovation work on the Nacional Monte de Piedad building which dates back to 1755 and is now a historical pawnshop on Mexico city's central plaza workers came across unusual Basalt slab floors underneath the building.

According to the archaeologists, the floors had been an open area in the palace of Aztec ruler Axayacatl father of Montezuma, one of the final rulers of the ancient Aztec empire between 1469 and 1481.


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Alliepoo Jul 2020 #1

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Tue Jul 14, 2020, 07:34 AM

1. So cool!!

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