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Mexico City A North American Gem (Part 1)

Mexico City A North American Gem (Part 1)

By miguelão - http://www.flickr.com/photos/miguelalvarez/4095977415/

By miguelão – http://www.flickr.com/photos/miguelalvarez/4095977415/

Templo Mayor

The Templo Mayor was the center of the religious life of the Aztecs in their capital city of Tenochtitlan, which is today the Mexico City.

Aztecs considered the location of the temple as the center of the Universe. The temple is thought to be the exact location of what is considered as the symbol of Mexico today – an eagle perching on a cactus with a snake in its beak.

The temple was excavated in 1978 after an eight –tonne stone-disc carving of the Aztec goddess Coyolxauhqui was discovered at the place.

Authorized tour guides are available at the entrance to the temple and you can also rent an audio guide available in English.

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