Earth­quake re­veals se­cret tem­ple in Mex­ico

Timeless Travels Magazine - - ARCHAEOLOGICAL NEWS -

An earth­quake in Mex­ico in Septem­ber 2017 has re­vealed a se­cret tem­ple within an Aztec era pyra­mid at the Teopan­zolco pyra­mid ar­chae­o­log­i­cal site. The hid­den tem­ple was dis­cov­ered when Mex­ico’s Na­tional In­sti­tute of An­thro­pol­ogy and His­tory (INAH) were check­ing the Teopan­zolco pyra­mid for struc­tural dam­age af­ter the earth­quake. The se­cret tem­ple is at the very heart of the Pyra­mid of Tlaloc, which hon­ours the Aztec rain god. The tem­ple would have mea­sured 6 m by 4 m (20 ft by 13 ft).

Sadly, be­cause the tem­ple was found at the heart of the frag­ile pyra­mid, it can­not re­main open. Isabel Campos, an INAH del­e­gate in More­los, said, “It has to be cov­ered be­cause it is the base and sus­tains the struc­ture. All of the in­for­ma­tion has to be taken and then it has to be strength­ened and closed up so we can keep the cur­rent struc­ture.”

The hid­den tem­ple was re­vealed by the earth­quake

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