Tunnel to Two Previously Unknown Chambers Found in Aztec tomb

Archaeologists have found a tunnel-like passageway that appears to lead to two sealed chambers (Aztec tomb) in Mexico's Templo Mayor complex

Tunnel to Two Previously Unknown Chambers Found in Mexican Temple Mayor complex

Archaeologists have found a tunnel-like passageway that appears to lead 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.

Part of the newly discovered tunnel. (Notimex / 24-horas.mx)
Part of the newly discovered tunnel. (Notimex / 24-horas.mx)

Leonardo López Luján, director of the last five seasons of excavations of the PTM, who announced the recent discovery of a tunnel 8.38 meters (27.5 feet) long, 45 centimeters (17.7 inches) wide, and a half meter (1.6 feet) tall, which leads to the center of the Cuauhxicalco: a circular structure in which, according to historical sources, the bodies of Tlatoanis (kings or speakers) were cremated.

Detail of the Cuauhxicalco: a structure in which, according to historical sources, the bodies of tlatoanis (kings) were cremated. It is also the location of the newly discovered tunnel. ( Miriam G. Marín C. / MTM-INAH)
Detail of the Cuauhxicalco: a structure in which, according to historical sources, the bodies of tlatoanis (kings) were cremated. It is also the location of the newly discovered tunnel. ( Miriam G. Marín C. / MTM-INAH)

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.

Excavations on the tunnel and the chambers will continue in 2016.

Source: Templo Mayor Museum

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