(Express) Joel Day Oct 30 2019 07:18 ARCHAEOLOGISTS have discovered a secret Aztec tunnel world nestled below the busy streets of Mexicos capital city. The ancient water tunnel is thought to have been built by Emperor Montezuma I in the 15th century. Inscriptions carvings and paintings inside as well as the tunnel itself are thought to be linked to the Empires god of water and fertility Tlaloc. Announcing the discovery the Mexican Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) revealed they had found the densely decorated tunnel in the city of Ecatepec de Morelos within the central state of Mexico. Several carvings out of rock were found inside as well as chunks of statue thought to have unbounded archaeological value. According to local media researchers found 11 carved images on the wall of the tunnel which measured 27.5ft long as well as the remains of a wooden gate. The images inside the tunnel have been linked to Tlaloc one of several gods the polytheistic Aztecs worshiped.
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