An earthquake has revealed a giant Aztec serpent’s head beneath the University of Mexico City

An earthquake last year revealed a big surprise beneath a law school in modern-day Mexico City: a giant, colorful snakehead from The Aztec Empire.

The Serpent’s Head dates back more than 500 years, to when the Aztecs controlled the area, which at the time was part of the flourishing capital city of Tenochtitlan. The sculpture was discovered after a 7.6 magnitude earthquake hit Mexico City on September 19, 2022; the seismic event caused damage and changes in the topography, revealing the serpent’s head under a building that was part of a law school at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) said in Spanish statement.

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