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Mexico's Templo Mayor passageway may lead to Aztec ruler's tomb: archaeologists

Published 01/12/2015

Archaeologists have found a passageway that may lead to two sealed chambers in Mexico's Templo Mayor complex
Archaeologists have found a passageway that may lead to two sealed chambers in Mexico's Templo Mayor complex

Archaeologists have found a tunnel-like passageway that apparently leads to two sealed chambers in Mexico's Templo Mayor complex.

It is the latest chapter in the search for the as-yet-undiscovered tomb of an Aztec ruler.

The Aztecs are believed to have cremated the remains of their leaders during their 1325-1521 rule, but the final resting place of the remains has never been found.

Government archaeologist Leonardo Lopez Lujan says the 27ft- long tunnel was found leading into the centre of a circular platform where dead rulers were cremated.

The mouth of the tunnel was sealed by a three-ton slab of rock, with offerings underneath. At the end of the tunnel, archaeologists can see two sealed entrances.

Outside experts said the find would be significant.

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