Mexican archaeologists find remains of Teotihuacan culture in new airport works

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MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) – Mexican archaeologists found remains of Teotihuacan culture constructions, which would correspond to an era between the 5th and 7th centuries, in the works to build an international airport at the military base of St. Lucia, the National Institute reported of Anthropology and History (INAH).

"The INAH works mostly on the Santa Lucia airport, on about 60 hectares, but the area where the housing unit is, so to speak, is an area of ​​60 by 40 meters," about 1,400 square meters, he informed the Press the director of Archaeological Rescue of the organism, Salvador Pulido Mendez

A team of 11 archaeologists works in the works of the main military base of the country, where "Teotihuacan vestiges of housing complexes dating from 400 to 600 years after Christ" were found.
The greatest work of the Teotihuacan culture is the famous pyramids of the Sun and the Moon, built between the second and ninth centuries of our era, and the finding could be housing complexes of the classical era of the splendor of that culture.

"They are a series of rooms arranged next to each other, with interior courtyards, with water collection systems, with restricted entrances, which were inhabited by groups that had the same origin," Pulido described.
The finding was not affected by the operation of the military airport in Santa Lucia, and the investigation would not stop the construction of the new airport.
"First we have to observe the magnitude of the finding, the conditions it is in and the location with respect to the construction project," before making a decision, the archaeologist said.

Among the buildings were remains of houses and walls with fragments of ceramics and tools of lithic stone, 60 centimeters deep.

On October 17, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador inaugurated the construction of an international airport at the Santa Lucia Military Air Base, in the central state of Mexico, which borders the northwest of the capital.
The new international terminal will be baptized "General Felipe Angeles", name of a military leader of the Mexican Revolution of the early twentieth century.
This project replaces the works of the so-called New International Airport of Mexico that the president decided to cancel last December, even though they had an advance of between 20 and 30 percent.

Lopez Obrador argues that the new work, which had to overcome several lawsuits due to the lack of environmental and aeronautical permits, will reduce public spending by about $ 5 billion.



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