Aztec monolith found in Mexico

Published on July 12th, 2011 | by Admin

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A monolith depicting the Aztec god of rain has been uncovered in the Mexican state of Morelos.

With agricultural images engraved on its side, the massive stone is believed to have been used by the Aztecs to call on the god of rain.

“These signs on the rock are fundamentally associated with agriculture and water. We think it’s highly probable that it (the monolith) was used during rituals to ask for rain and it was placed in a position facing Popocatepetl,” said archaeologist Raul Gonzalez.

With the ritual stone also bearing the image of the Aztec god Tlaloc, experts are connecting the massive monolith to the nearby archaeological site of Xochicalco.

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