Earthquake in Mexico leads to ancient temple discovery

Last Updated: Jul 12 2018 18:43

MEXICO- Archaeologists unearthed an ancient temple in Mexico following September's devastating earthquake.

The remains are thought to date back to 1150 and to belong to the Tlahuica culture, one of the Aztec peoples living in central Mexico.

Among the temple's remains they also found an incense burner and ceramic shards.

The discovery was made when scientists from Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) used a radar to check for structural damage to the Teopanzolco pyramid in Cuernavaca.

"The pyramid suffered considerable rearrangement of the core of its structure," Archaeologist Barbara Koniecza said.