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Ancient Pyramid Discovered in Atoyac

By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 14 March, 2011

(Atoyac, AN 14 March) In the nearby municipality of Los Planes, construction workers uncovered a pyramid that appears to be thousands of years old. They were building a house on the site when they came across the marvelous find. Hermenegildo Torres had just purchased the vacant lot and began excavation to construct a residence. The stones making up the pyramid are cut in rectangular shapes and held together by a mortar that is not cement, but acts in a similar way. The steps stick out a bit. Work has been stopped to avoid damaging the site, and the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) has been called in to investigate the age of the pyramid and the culture that must have erected it. The pueblo has only 100 residents, but many visitors have arrived, imagining that it will be a treasure trove of pre-Columbian artifacts.

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