Underneath a 1940s-era hotel in Mexico City, archaeologists have unearthed Aztec ruins that include a circular-shaped temple and a ceremonial ball court where players were sacrificed.
The find was announced Wednesday following excavations conducted in 2009-2016. The ruins were discovered under the floor of a wing of the hotel that was severely damaged in a 1985 earthquake.
Only about half of the temple has been uncovered because the remainder extends under a neighboring building. The carefully severed neck bones of 32 people were found in a ceremonial pit next to the ball court.
Plans to expand the hotel are on hold. Archaeologists say the owners will be allowed to build above the ruins once the dig is completed and the ruins will be on display. Take a look: