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Mexico earthquake unearths ancient temple

Mexico earthquake unearths ancient temple

View of the substructure inside the Teopanzolco pyramid in Cuernavaca, Morelos State, Mexico

A devastating earthquake that struck central Mexico last September gave way to a fascinating discovery: remnants of a rain god temple within an Aztec pyramid.

The temple, dedicated to a deity called Tlaloc and located within the Teopanzolco pyramid in Cuernavaca, Morelos state, belonged to the region’s Tlahuica culture.

When the INAH carried out studies with radar to examine the pyramid’s structure, they found traces of the newly discovered Tlaloc temple.

Shortly after midday on September 19, 2017, a 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit central Mexico, killing 369 people, mostly in the capital Mexico City.

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