Golden Aztec artifacts discovery yield rich trove
10 July 2017 | 9:03 am
A sacrificial wolf elaborately adorned with some of the finest Aztec gold ever found and buried more than five centuries ago has come to light in the heart of downtown Mexico City, once home to the Aztec empire's holiest shrines.
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