Friday, December 28, 2007

800 year old Aztec pyramid found

Another pyramid found in Mexico City! (Link to original article; link to screenprint of article)
Mexican archeologists found the ruins, which are about 36 feet (11 metres) high, in the central Tlatelolco area, once a major religious and political centre for the Aztec elite....The pyramid, found last month as part of an investigation begun in August, could have been built in 1100 or 1200, signalling the Aztecs began to develop their civilization in the mountains of central Mexico earlier than believed....The archeologists also have detected a sculpture that could be of the Aztec rain god Tlaloc, or of the god of the sky and earth Tezcatlipoca.
But notice that only a British news source reported on this. Nothing from America. Know why? Because everyone in America hates Mexicans, and what are Aztecs but old, dead Mexicans?
(Thanks to my friend Chule Balam for sending me the story!)

1 comment:

Mauigirl said...

Also because the U.S. news reports never have anything about anything outside this country! I'm always amazed when I'm abroad to see how much other news is reported beyond the country I'm in. Here it's all about a toddler falling out of a window in the Bronx or a fire in a local suburb, and perhaps one blurb about the stock market or the president.

Great discovery!