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Ancient God Of Fire Sculpture Discovered

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Mexican archaeologists announced this week that a figure of the god, called Huehueteotl, was found in a covered pit at the apex of the Pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuacan, a popular archaeological site north of Mexico City.

Excavations are ongoing, but the discovery suggests that a long-disappeared temple at the top of the pyramid was used to perform ritual offerings to the fire god, Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History, or INAH, said in a statement Monday.

Huehueteotl is known in the archaeology of various Mesoamerican civilizations, such as the Olmecs and Aztecs, and the Aztecs' predecessors in the Valley of Mexico, the Teotihuacanos. He is commonly represented as a viejo, or old man, sitting in a cross-legged position, often with a beard and a beaked nose, and with a hearth-like source of fire balanced on his head. Huehueteotl is associated with wisdom and rulership.

Archaeologists found the Huehueteotl, along with two stone pillars, in a covered pit about 15 feet deep, at a height of about 214 feet from the ground. The pit is below the remnants of a platform at the top of the Pyramid of the Sun that probably served as the foundation for a temple.

http://www.latimes.c...0,7555042.story

Link to video:

http://tv.ibtimes.co...an-pyramid-9130

Really makes you wonder just how many more treasures there are to discover. Amazing!

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Do you know if there is a smaller pyramid next to the pyramid of the sun, like there is at the Great Pyramid in Egypt?

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Do you know if there is a smaller pyramid next to the pyramid of the sun, like there is at the Great Pyramid in Egypt?

There isn´t a pyramid next to the pyramid of the sun. The closest is the pyramid of the moon. Here is a link to an aerial photo. JUst scroll down a little to the google interactive map.

http://www.world-mysteries.com/mpl_7.htm

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ok thanx, I'll check out your link.

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