Coyolxauhqui, key finding for Mexico's archeology
Special edition (Spanish) - Barriozona Magazine
This special edition of Barriozona in Spanish recounts the history of the 1978
archaeological finding in Mexico City that led to the excavation of the ruins of the
Great Temple of the Aztecs. Includes an interview with the archaeologist who led
the excavations. Information on the most recent archaeological findings.
Illustrated with 20 photographs.
In 1978, a mysterious carved stone was found under an old building in Downton
The discovery was made where the old Tenochtitlan ―the Aztec capital― was
built centuries ago, becoming in just a short time a huge boost for Mexican
archeology, as it helped paved the way for the creation of one of the most
important excavation projects of the world.
The discovery of the monolith of Coyolxauhqui (pron. Koy-ol-shauw-kee) ―the
Aztec goddess of the Moon― pointed to Mexican archaeologists the exact
location where five centuries ago the most important ceremonial building of the
Aztecs, the Huey Teocalli, or Templo Mayor, stood as the tallest structure.
The finding of this representation of Coyolxauhqui shocked the Mexican society,
which suddenly faced the possibility of rediscovering part of its broken past,
which laid buried beneath the subsoil of present-day Mexico City.
On the 40th anniversary of this archaeological finding, Barriozona Magazine
publishes this special edition in Spanish that evokes this astonishing discovery,
which would unleash the massive excavation of the ruins of the Great Temple.
This issue comes illustrated in full color and with articles about the long quest for
the ruins of the mythical temple, the most recent archaeological discoveries in
the Mexica ceremonial district, an exclusive interview with renowned Mexican
archaeologist Eduardo Matos Moctezuma ―who led the Great Temple Project to
excavate the ruins of the temple―, as well as other interesting content, available
only in this special printed edition.
Title: Coyolxauhqui, hallazgo clave de la arqueología mexicana (1978-2018)
Pages: 24 (with photographs and illustrations)
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