December 17 1790 – The Aztec Calendar Stone is Found in Mexico City

December 17 1790 – The Aztec Calendar Stone is Found in Mexico City5 (100%) 2 votes *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons In the midst of a massive project to strengthen the foundation of the Mexico City Cathedral, excavation came to a screeching halt on December 17, 1790. Underneath the Zocalo, the large central square of the Mexican capital, a huge circular stone carved with intricate symbols was discovered — the Aztec calendar stone. Three feet thick and twelve feet in diameter, the 25-ton rock was removed from its original perch when the Spanish conquered Mexico in 1521. Shortly after Hernan Cortes and his men captured Tenochtitlan and renamed it Mexico City, […]