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Mexico experts find passageway that may lead to Aztec ruler's tomb

  • In this Oct. 3, 2006 photo, people visit the archaeological site, the Templo Mayor, in Mexico City. A Mexican archaeologist said Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, his team has discovered, at the archaeological site, a long tunnel leading into the center of a circular platform where Aztec rulers were believed to be cremated. The Aztecs are believed to have cremated the remains of their leaders during their 1325-1521 rule, but the final resting place of the cremains has never been found. (AP Photo/ Claudio Cruz, File)

    In this Oct. 3, 2006 photo, people visit the archaeological site, the Templo Mayor, in Mexico City. A Mexican archaeologist said Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, his team has discovered, at the archaeological site, a long tunnel leading into the center of a circular platform where Aztec rulers were believed to be cremated. The Aztecs are believed to have cremated the remains of their leaders during their 1325-1521 rule, but the final resting place of the cremains has never been found. (AP Photo/ Claudio Cruz, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • Tourists visit the Templo Mayor archaeological site in Mexico City, Tuesday Dec. 1, 2015. Mexican archaeologists have discovered, at the archaeological site, a long tunnel leading into the center of a circular platform where Aztec rulers were believed to be cremated. The Aztecs are believed to have cremated the remains of their leaders during their 1325-1521 rule, but the final resting place of the cremains has never been found. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

    Tourists visit the Templo Mayor archaeological site in Mexico City, Tuesday Dec. 1, 2015. Mexican archaeologists have discovered, at the archaeological site, a long tunnel leading into the center of a circular platform where Aztec rulers were believed to be cremated. The Aztecs are believed to have cremated the remains of their leaders during their 1325-1521 rule, but the final resting place of the cremains has never been found. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Tourists visit the Templo Mayor archaeological site in Mexico City, Tuesday Dec. 1, 2015. Mexican archaeologists have discovered, at the archaeological site, a long tunnel leading into the center of a circular platform where Aztec rulers were believed to be cremated. The Aztecs are believed to have cremated the remains of their leaders during their 1325-1521 rule, but the final resting place of the cremains has never been found. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

    Tourists visit the Templo Mayor archaeological site in Mexico City, Tuesday Dec. 1, 2015. Mexican archaeologists have discovered, at the archaeological site, a long tunnel leading into the center of a circular platform where Aztec rulers were believed to be cremated. The Aztecs are believed to have cremated the remains of their leaders during their 1325-1521 rule, but the final resting place of the cremains has never been found. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)  (The Associated Press)

A Mexican government archaeologist says his team has found a tunnel-like passageway that apparently leads to two sealed chambers in Mexico's Templo Mayor complex. It's the latest chapter in the search for the as-yet undiscovered tomb of an Aztec ruler.

The Aztecs are believed to have cremated the remains of their leaders during their 1325-1521 rule, but the final resting place of the cremains has never been found.

Archaeologist Leonardo Lopez Lujan says the 8.4-meter (27-foot) long tunnel was found leading into the center of a circular platform where dead rulers were cremated.

The mouth of the tunnel was sealed by a 3-ton slab of rock, with offerings underneath. At the end of the tunnel, archaeologists can see two sealed entrances.

Outside experts said Tuesday the find would be significant.