Saturday, December 29, 2007

Lost and Found

Here's a sign that your city is really, really big:

Archaeologists have discovered the ruins of an 800-year-old Aztec pyramid in the heart of Mexico City that could prove that the city is at least a century older than previously thought, Reuters reported. Mexican archaeologists found the ruins, which are about 36 feet high, in the central Tlatelolco area

Every now and again a construction crew in Manhattan unearths a few arrowheads, or a clay jug, sometimes even the outlines of a foundation. But here, in the middle of Mexico City, sat a four-story high Aztec pyramid - been there since the Vikings were a force to be reckoned with - and they only just now noticed it. "José, do you see that?" "Wow, an enormous Aztec pyramid! How long has that been there?"

I don't feel so bad now about getting lost every time I go to the airport.

1 comment:

'Eddie Willers' said...

And to think, they just dug up the bronze arm of a bigass Ancient Roman statue in London during another frenzied bout of construction.

More recently, folk still get the willies when WW2 vintage German bombs get unearthed in London. Makes you realise just how recent that was.