Photo: Newly Discovered Aztec Temple Platform
The discovery of an Aztec ceremonial platform during remodeling work around Downtown México city’s Templo Mayor ruins, could lead experts to the unearthing of a royal tomb in the Templo Mayor area.
Experts expect this discovery will precede the unearthing of an ancient emperor’s tomb.
Templo Mayor is a complex of two very large pyramids and several smaller structures that experts believe contained the ceremonial and spiritual nucleus of the pre-Hispanic Aztec empire.
The newly discovered circular platform is about 45 feet in diameter and was built approximately 540 years ago; the entire site is located under downtown México City, which before the Spanish conquest, was the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlán.