Photo: Aztec Ruler's Tomb Found Under Mexico City



A stone monolith uncovered last year in Mexico City is carved with a representation of Tlaltecuhtli, an Aztec goddess known as the Queen of the Earth.

Now radar images of the region below the carving suggest the resting place of the Aztec Emperor Ahuizotl may lie beneath. If so, the find would be the first Aztec tomb ever discovered.

Photograph by Eduardo Verdugo/AP Photo


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