In Mexico, Aztec ritual finds set records, heighten royal mystery

A carved relief sculpture of an eagle is seen near where several ritual offerings have recently been found just off the steps of the Templo Mayor, the Aztec empire’s most sacred temple in Mexico City, Mexico November 15 , 2022. The sculpture is believed to be part of a large, elevated ceremonial circular platform known as the cuauhxicalco, an important Aztec stage for religious and political ceremonies. REUTERS/Henry Romero.