Historic Mexico City Temple Escapes Major Damage as Surrounding Structures Collapse in Storm

Protective structures around the historic Templo Mayor in Mexico City collapsed late on April 28 in stormy weather.

This footage, by Aaron Jandette, shows the scene at the site, which was the main temple of the Mexica people and dates back to the 1300s. A museum at the site has operated since 1987.

Mexico’s culture secretary, Alejandra Frausto, said early information showed no serious damage was caused to the ancient building. A team from the National Institute of Anthropology and History was investigating.

A police officer was treated at the scene. Credit: Aaron Jandette via Storyful