Mexico trembler leads to find of ancient temple

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The trembler suggested walls belonging to an comparison church next a pyramid

Archaeologists scanning a Mexican pyramid for repairs following September’s harmful trembler have unclosed traces of an ancient temple.

The church is nestled inside a Teopanzolco pyramid in Morelos state, 70km (43 miles) south of Mexico City.

It is suspicion to date behind to 1150 and to go to a Tlahuica culture, one of a Aztec peoples vital in executive Mexico.

The structure is dedicated to Tláloc, a Aztec sleet god.

Archaeologists contend it would have totalled 6m by 4m (20ft by 13ft). Among a temple’s stays they also found an scent burner and ceramic shards.

The find was done when scientists from Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) used a radar to check for constructional repairs to a Teopanzolco pyramid in Cuernavaca.

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The find was done during a Teopanzolco pyramid in Cuernavaca

Archaeologist Barbara Koniecza pronounced a 7.1-magnitude trembler that strike Mexico in Sep caused substantial repairs to Teopanzolco, in sold to dual temples

“The pyramid suffered substantial rearrangement of a core of a structure,” Ms Koniecza said.

Research suggests that a Tlahuica lived in dozens of tiny city-states in a area of modern-day Morelos state.

The categorical structures during a archaeological site of Teopanzolco are suspicion to date behind to a 13th Century, that means that a newly detected church would have predated them.

Ms Koniecza says it was not surprising for a Tlahuica to build on tip of comparison structures.

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