Aztec pyramid unearthed
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RUINS of an Aztec pyramid razed by Spanish conquerors have been discovered in what is now one of Mexico City's most crime-ridden districts.
Builders unearthed ancient walls in Iztapalapa in June, and archeologists now say they are part of the main pyramid of the Aztec city destroyed by Hernan Cortes in the 16th century.
Iztapalapa, now infamous for violence and drug dealing, has grown into a sprawling district, obscuring the ruins.
Jesus Sanchez, director of the site, hopes he has found the city's main pyramid just below the district's central plaza.
Mexico City is littered with pre-Hispanic ruins. In October, archeologists in the city's central Zocalo square unearthed a 15th-century Aztec altar.
Last updated: 03-Aug-07