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Hidden rooms found in Temple of Quetzalcoatl


Posted on Tuesday, 23 April, 2013 | Comment icon 10 comments


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Researchers have been using a special robot to explore tunnels below the ancient city of Teotihuacan.

The Tlaloc II-TC robot is particularly helpful for archaeological exploration as it can fit in to tight crawlspaces and send back a live video feed. Its mission for the team here was to enter a tunnel below the Temple of Quetzalcoatl and locate a hidden chamber concealed behind soil and debris. As the robot reached its destination however it came across something surprising - there wasn't one but three chambers located beneath the temple.

It is believed that the rooms below what is also sometimes referred to as the Temple of the Feathered Serpent would have been used by the rulers of Teotihuacan over 2,000 years ago and most likely served as a place where royal ceremonies and burials were carried out.

"A diminutive robot helped researchers make a substantial discovery during preliminary tests conducted in a tunnel running under the Temple of Quetzalcoatl at the archaeological site of Teotihuacan, the team said Monday."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by freetoroam on 23 April, 2013, 11:19
Fascinating how they built those tunnels and tombs in those days and they are still there. Wonder if the structures of today will have the same resilience and time span.
Comment icon #2 Posted by ancient astronaut on 23 April, 2013, 12:42
No, because the structures (at least here in the U.S.) don't make it that long. We tear them down and build a Walmart(insert whatever you want) in it's place. It almost seems like that if money can't be made then it(structure) has to go.
Comment icon #3 Posted by freetoroam on 23 April, 2013, 12:49
There was a programme a while back about the electrical goods being made today are not designed to last....did not really need a programme to tell us that, but this seems to be the way of the world now, build it, sell it, then build some more to sell again to make even more money because the last thing you sold them has a lifespan shorter than a caterpillar.
Comment icon #4 Posted by ancient astronaut on 23 April, 2013, 13:20
I agree 100%
Comment icon #5 Posted by B Jenkins on 23 April, 2013, 13:24
There was a programme a while back about the electrical goods being made today are not designed to last....did not really need a programme to tell us that, but this seems to be the way of the world now, build it, sell it, then build some more to sell again to make even more money because the last thing you sold them has a lifespan shorter than a caterpillar. I seen that same program or something similar specifically about economics. The same could be said of alternative fuels and medicine due to the big money oil and pharmaceutical companies repressing it. Such as maple syrup and aluminum-free... [More]
Comment icon #6 Posted by moonshadow60 on 23 April, 2013, 15:54
Fascinating article. I hope we can see what is hidden in those chambers, after the archeologists work on them. "There was a programme a while back about the electrical goods being made today are not designed to last...." Planned obsolescence. That is why light bulbs only last a short time, when at least 2 of the original bulbs built by Edison are still working.
Comment icon #7 Posted by pallidin on 23 April, 2013, 18:40
Great read... both the article and the comments.
Comment icon #8 Posted by chopmo on 23 April, 2013, 23:50
freetoroam: I don't think our civs focus on building for the end of time anymore. It's too easy to get your customer back after the expected time approaches. Doesn't matter what way you look at it. South Park S16 225 EP.2 "Cash for Gold" points that out lovely IMO, it's a revolving circle of people in it for themselves, in all industries.
Comment icon #9 Posted by dummy2b on 24 April, 2013, 1:20
sane old story .kill or be killed
Comment icon #10 Posted by andy hair candy on 6 May, 2013, 9:10
Great read, both the article and the coments


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