Friday, November 17, 2006

Mexico Aztec god carving may be emperor's headstone
Archeologists say a giant, ornate carving of an Aztec god recently unveiled in downtown Mexico City could be a massive headstone in honor of one of the civilization's last rulers.

Scientists say the 12.4 ton stone cutting, which is covered with a vast, heavily detailed full-body engraving of earth god Tlaltecuhtli, is one of the most important Aztec finds ever.
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The 11-foot (3.5 metres) long monolith was first made public in October. It is broken into several pieces but otherwise in excellent condition, archaeologists said.

Old story, not much else here that hasn't been covered elsewhere.