Sunday, October 9, 2011

Researchers Find Platform Aztec Temple In Mexico

Archaeologists report finding a round stone Aztec ceremonial platform filled with sculptures of snakeheads in the site of Mexico City Templo Mayor ruins.

Carlos Javier Gonzalez, an archaeologist says that the stone platform of 45 feet (15 meters) in diameter was probably built around 1469.

He says it could be the place where the Aztec emperors were cremated and buried.

The researchers were looking for five years to find the Aztec emperors tombs on the western edge of their main ceremonial center, now in Mexico City. No one has ever been found.

The archaeologist Raul Barrera, said Thursday that the written record before the arrival of the Spanish state platforms were the site of the actual cremation.

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