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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 grave slab was found by accident, when engineers were trying to dig foundations for lamp-posts to illuminate the current cathedral.
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.
originally posted by: SlapMonkey
ETA: Dammit...the title should read "Days" and not "Says"...anyone know how to change that after the fact?