Mexican Government Built a Fake Aztec Temple (Instead of Fixing an Actual One)
You can't make this stuff up
Sometimes you find a story so ridiculous, so crazy, so bonkers, that when you find out it is true, you have to wonder whether you’ve stepped into the Twilight Zone or not!
MEXICO CITY—A Mexican company spent a bunch of money to build a massive replica of the country's legendary Aztec pyramid, just steps from the real pyramid that the government has closed due to lack of funds. For extra pizzazz, a nightly neon light show will illuminate the fake pyramid’s polystyrene walls to spirit you back half a millenium to that vanquished civilization.
The Templo Mayor, a sacred Aztec center, was shut down in April after a hailstorm caused the collapse of a metal roof at the archaeological site. Nearly four months later, it has yet to be fixed and the pyramid’s remains and adjacent museum remain closed to visitors.
But the irony of building an ostentatious replica next to the existing sacred site in desperate need of funds for repairs set Mexican Twitter alight. The memes were swift and hilarious.
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