Photos: Aztec Temple Discovered Underneath Hotel In Mexico City

Underneath a 1940s-era hotel in Mexico City, archaeologists have unearthed Aztec ruins that include a circular-shaped temple and a ceremonial ball court where players were sacrificed.

The find was announced Wednesday following excavations conducted in 2009-2016. The ruins were discovered under the floor of a wing of the hotel that was severely damaged in a 1985 earthquake.

Only about half of the temple has been uncovered because the remainder extends under a neighboring building. The carefully severed neck bones of 32 people were found in a ceremonial pit next to the ball court.


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