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Volunteers are arduous at work saving “La capilla enterrada” (Buried Chapel), a construction of unsure origin that seems to mix components of indigenous Mexican faith and the Catholic religion launched by the Spanish conquistadors.

Positioned outdoors Zapotitlan Salinas, a city within the central state of Puebla, the sanctuary is believed up to now from the sixteenth century, however the presence of a portray reflecting pre-Columbian beliefs has raised questions.

Earlier than it suffered critical harm from an earthquake within the Seventies, the chapel was a typical vacation spot for spiritual processions throughout Holy Week and on different Catholic holy days, whereas residents advised Efe that the constructing additionally served as a storehouse for salt from the salt pans within the space.

The temblor left the construction unsafe and many years of disuse and neglect took a toll.

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