Lost grave of one of first Catholic priests in Mexico found

Atlas Obscura – Miguel de Palomares was one of the first Catholic priests to come to Mexico in the beginning of the 16th century. Within three years of taking over Mexico City, the Spanish had built the country’s first Catholic cathedral on the site of an Aztec temple. When de Palomeres died, in 1542, that’s where he was buried, underneath a slab of heavy stone. Recently, when a construction crew was digging holes for lamp posts, they came upon that slab.


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