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Rediscovering Tenochtitlan

Mar 16, 2021

For the last thirty years, the PAU has dug into Mexico City’s past, unearthing everything from important Aztec buildings to colonial artifacts. And with every excavation more of Tenochtitlan is exposed in so-called archaeological windows—glass floors that offer a glimpse of the ruins underneath modern-day buildings of downtown Mexico City. These ruins are a constant reminder of the powerful empire that once ruled the Basin of Mexico and most of northern Mesoamerica.


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