Aztec Wolf burial unearthed in Mexico City

Published on August 8th, 2017 | by admin


The remains of a wolf sacrificed 500 years ago has been found in Mexico City.

A sacrificial wolf elaborately adorned with some of the finest Aztec gold ever found and buried more than five centuries ago has come to light in the heart of downtown Mexico City, once home to the Aztec empire’s holiest shrines.

The quality and number of golden ornaments is highly unusual and includes 22 complete pieces – such as symbol-laden pendants, a nose ring and a chest plate – all made from thin sheets of the precious metal, lead archaeologist Leonardo Lopez told Reuters.

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Story: David Alire Garcia, Reuters | Photo: Henry Romero

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