Earthquake leads to the discovery of a temple inside a pyramid

Researchers estimate that temple dates from the year 1150 while the pyramid of Teopanzolco, in Curnavaca, in the Mexican state of Morelos, is from the thirteenth century.

September 19th, 2017. Mexico was once again shaken by a devastating earthquake of magnitude 7.1 on the Richter scale. More than 200 people died. The epicenter was identified near Morelos, the state where the forces of nature led to an archaeological discovery: an ancient temple inside a pyramid, which was introduced this Thursday to the press.

The damage caused by the earthquake in the Teopanzolco pyramid in Cuernavaca, revealed to the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) archaeologists a temple dedicated to Tláloc, the god of rain for the Aztec culture, which experts estimate to date from the year 1150. The pyramid is thought to be dated from the thirteenth century, meaning that it was constructed above the structure now revealed.

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