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Discovery of Priest's Grave Sheds Light on First Days of Spanish Conquest of Mexico

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posted on Apr, 15 2016 @ 10:37 AM
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Archaeologists have found a heavy stone slab covering the tomb of one of the first Catholic priests in Mexico following the 1521 Spanish conquest, a grave sunk into the floor of what appears to be an Aztec temple.

The discovery suggests the extent to which the Spanish reused the temples of the Aztec capital in the first years after capturing it. The huge slab was uncovered in recent days at the site of the now-disappeared first cathedral of Mexico City, built in 1524 yards from the current cathedral that replaced it in the 1620s.

The Guardian


I love things like this--it was apparently discovered by accident.

The grave slab was found by accident, when engineers were trying to dig foundations for lamp-posts to illuminate the current cathedral.

The archaeologists don't know for sure that this is the burial place of the priest's body, yet, but it seems that they are going to try and lift the stone slab in the coming weeks.

Pretty cool stuff

edit on 15-4-2016 by SlapMonkey because: (no reason given)


ETA: Dammit...the title should read "Days" and not "Says"...anyone know how to change that after the fact?
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edit on 4/15/2016 by bigfatfurrytexan because: Corrected title per member request




posted on Apr, 15 2016 @ 10:53 AM
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Thanks for sharing, cool find



archaeologists don't know for sure that this is the burial place of the priest's body, yet, but it seems that they are going to try and lift the stone slab in the coming weeks.



Could be the start of a real-life "The Mummy" scenario. Imagine if a possessed Aztec Priest-Demon were unleashed and started wreaking havoc?

Then Trump will tell everyone "See, I told you we needed a wall!" Lol



posted on Apr, 15 2016 @ 05:48 PM
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originally posted by: SlapMonkey
ETA: Dammit...the title should read "Days" and not "Says"...anyone know how to change that after the fact?

By the time I noticed this thread, your 2-hour window had expired.
But for future reference, going into "edit" mode on the opening post allows you to change even the title.


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