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Archaeological Treasure Trove Of Bones Found In Mexican Burial Site
2012-08-08 14:03:10

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Archeologists working at a site in Mexico said they have found an unprecedented burial site where a young woman´s remains are surrounded by stacks of over 1,700 bones. The site, which was located 15 feet below the surface of Mexico City´s Templo Mayor, dates back to the end of the 15th century, when Aztecs and their culture dominated the region. Throughout the history of civilization, elite rulers have been buried en masse...

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2009-02-11 14:20:31

Nearly 50 human skeletons have been found in a mass grave discovered in Mexico City, which archeologists believe may offer clues about the 16th century Spanish conquest, Reuters reported. Excavators searched for a palace complex in the Tlatelolco area, once a major religious and political center for the ancient Aztec elite, before uncovering the 49 skeletons, all lying face up with their arms crossed. Salvador Guilliem, in charge of the site for the government's archeology institute, said...


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