Sculpture of golden eagle found in Aztec temple


Archeologists in Mexico City have unearthed a mesmerizing sculpture of a golden eagle.

It was located on the floor of an Aztec structure that was built in honor of Huitzilopochtli. Huitzilopochtli was the god of war, the god of the sun, and human sacrifices.

The art work is roughly three and a half feet long and just over two and a quarter feet wide. The eagle was surrounded by over 50 smaller carvings. The lead archeologist, Rodolfo Aguilar Tapia, believes that it dates back to around 1440 to 1469 A.D.

The eagle will be removed temporarily for further study and then placed back.

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