Archaeologists have unearthed an Aztec palace complex in the heart of Mexico City. The recently unearthed palace complex in the capital of Mexico was built for an Aztec emperor but was also subsequently used as a residence by the infamous Spanish conquistador, Hernan Cortes. This new Aztec palace complex is helping researchers to better understand the dramatic events around the fall of the Aztec Empire and the early years of the Colonial period in Mexico.
The discoveries were made by experts from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH). They were working under the Nacional Monte de Piedad building, ‘a historic pawn shop in the middle of the capital’s central square’ according to The Telegraph. Specialists have been working here for twenty years.