The world is an encyclopaedia of historical fables and mythos encapsulated in traditions, linguistic divisions, art, architectural relevance, festivals, costumes, communities, and many more. All these mentioned terms are themselves reciprocated in enlisted chapters of this worldly bespeak in total of 195 countries. Every country is accounted to be the authentic possessor of some or the other antediluvian cultural trousseau and civilization. Out of the vast doctrine acknowledging contributions and interests of various cultures, some have been recovered centuries ago and till date many are on the track of discovery.
Central Mexico was severely affected by a devastating 7. 1 magnitude earthquake last September 19, which led to a splendid discovery of remnants of a rain-god temple within an Aztec pyramid. It is supposed to belong to the ancient “Tlahuica culture” which worshiped a deity called ‘Tlaloc’. The statue in the temple sanctum is located within the Teopanzolco pyramid in Cuernavaca, Morelos state. Earlier the tribesmen and women used to live in the area which is now famously known as the state of Morelos. Research states that the ‘Tlahuica’ were one of the Aztec tribes of central Mexico at the time of Spanish conquest around AD 1521. The Aztecs were divided into innumerable local ethnic groups that were particularly linked together into the broader Aztec culture based on a common language called ‘Nahuati’. The entire community was connected to each other by sharing common cultural traits from gods and ceremonies to money and tools. But, the pyramidal structure is believed to date back to around the year 1150.
Recently this month, archaeologists from the National Institute of Anthropology and History have put forward their views for the first time on this ancient historical structure after a lot of research and analysis. They have stated that as a result of the earthquake, the pyramid has suffered considerable rearrangement of the core of its structure. Renowned archaeologist Ms. Barbara Koniecza has also further stated that two temples had already been discovered at the site, one dedicated to the Mesoamerican god of the Sun and war, Huitzilopochtli, and the other one to goddess Tlaloc. The floors of both the shrines are sank and bent, which has put their permanence in endangerment. The entire pyramid is around 6 meters in length and 4 meters in width. Ceramic remains and an incense burner belonging to the “Tlahuica culture” were also found at the site. Where the earthquake took away the lives of approx 369 people, it also proved to be an exemplification of ethnic inclusiveness leading to the genesis of this unique archaeological site. Henceforth, the archaeological troupe is putting its wholehearted effort to preserve this exclusively recovered lineament.