Photo: Pre-Colomiban Ruins Found Mexico City
The foresight of Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology has garnered an important find recently. The Museum requested to excavate a construction site before five buildings would go up in downtown Mexico City.
Archaeologists working at the site found a treasure trove of Pre-Colombian antiquities that included the skeletal remains of 15 children. Also found were musical instruments, bowls and incense burners.
One of the more interesting finds were the remains of a dog apparently sacrificed by the Aztecs to join his young master in the afterlife. The mass grave could have ceremonial significance for the Tepanec tribe since the children’s remains were surrounded by religious artifacts and they were known to roam this area hundreds of years ago.
Experts, according to the Daily Mail, believe the he human remains are those of children of traveling merchants.
Excavation continues at the site in hopes of finding an emperor’s tomb.