Leonardo López Luján, “The Great Temple Project: In Search of the Sacred Precinct of Mexico-Tenochtitlan”, dans 2015 Shanghai Archaeology Forum: Awarded Projects, Shanghai, Research Center for World Archaeology, 2015, pp. 296-313.
Texte paru à l'occasion de la remise à Leonardo López Luján du prix du Shanghai Archaeology Forum 2015 récompensant les 10 meilleurs projets de recherche archéologiques au monde, pour sa recherche « The Great Temple Project: in Search of the Sacred Precinct of Mexico-Tenochtitlan »
"The archaeology of Mexico-Tenochtitlan occupies a very unique place in the field of Mesoamerican studies. Constrained by its circumstances, it faces the same kind of challenges as archaeology in Rome, Jerusalem, Istanbul, Alexandria, and other settlements of the ancient world whose remains lie buried beneath a modern metropolis. In order to study the Mexica (Aztec) imperial capital, one must overcome the enormous obstacles presented by Mexico City, one of the largest demographic concentrations on our planet in the twenty-first century. The problem is compounded every day as the growth rate of the urban area increases at a dizzying pace. Thus Mexico-Tenochtitlan, along with its contemporaneous surrounding lakeside communities, has been buried nearly irretrievably under tons of asphalt and concrete."
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