Archaeologists uncover ancient temple in Mexico City

MEXICO CITY (NBC) — Archaelogists have uncovered an ancient temple in Mexico City.

Experts said the circular temple was built more than 650 years ago to worship a god of wind.

It was excavated at a site discovered two years ago when a mid-20th century supermarket was demolished.

The circular platform dedicated to the wind god now sits in the shadow of a new shopping center under construction.

The temple is 36 feet across and falls within what is believed to be the perimeter of a large ceremonial site in a Mexico City neighborhood.

Much of that perimeter is invisible, covered by an urban landscape.

But archeologists from MExico’s National Anthropology and History Institute say this structure is worth preserving.

Eight sets of human remains were found there.

The site will eventually be open to the public.