Mexico builds replica Aztec temple to mark 500 years since Spanish conquest

08/11/2021

Source: Reuters

MEXICO CITY, Aug 11 (Reuters) – Mexico is building a towering replica of the Templo Mayor, the Aztec civilisation’s most sacred site, in the downtown of Mexico City to mark 500 years since the Spanish conquest of the Aztec capital, Tenochtitlan.

The mostly white mock temple will be on show in Mexico City’s bustling main square, the Zocalo, close to the ruins of the real Templo Mayor, where the Aztecs venerated two main deities with elaborate pageantry and sacrificial offerings.

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