Mexico City was founded as Tenochtitlan in 1325 by the Aztecs and destroyed by the Spaniards and Indian allies in 1521.  The Spaniards built a new city above the rubble.  Therefore, when you dig down under the city you find the Aztec structures.   

Right off downtown Mexico’s City’s Zocalo Plaza is the Templo Mayor, site of an Aztec pyramid/temple which has been excavated, providing most of the artifacts for the onsite Templo Mayor museum.

But there is still plenty down there to be discovered. In a recent discovery, made near the steps of the Templo Mayor, offerings from the reign of Emperor Ahuizotl were found, leading to speculation about what might further be excavated on the site. 

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Article by Allan Wall, published December 21st, 2022 on Pulse News Mexico.

Note: In the article as I wrote it, I quoted the Daily Mail as reporting “a sacrificed eagle”. However, the headline of the Daily Mail article (link here) mentions “sacrificial eagles” and in the editing of my article for Pulse News Mexico, it was changed to “sacrificial eagles” as mentioned in the Daily Mail headline, although the article doesn’t mention other eagles discovered.

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