Thursday, November 16, 2006

Experts Say Tomb May Be Under Monolith

"Mexican archaeologists said on Thursday there are indications that the tomb of an Aztec emperor could lie beneath a recently-uncovered carved stone monolith showing a fearsome, blood-drinking god.

Researchers hope to begin removing the stone to explore a pit that lies beneath. A date carved on the stone and its unusual placement suggest it contains the remains of emperor Ahuizotl, the father of Moctezuma, the Aztec ruler defeated by the Spaniards.

Archaeologist Eduardo Matos said it would be the first burial ever found of a leader of the 1427-1521 Aztec empire."

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