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Mask found inside Pyramid of the Sun

February 5, 2012 | Comment icon 9 comments



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A number of artefacts have been discovered within the Pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuacan in Mexico.
Making full use of existing tunnels excavated by archaeologists in the 1930s, researchers were able to unearth a host of new finds including a greenstone mask, projectile heads and small knives. It is thought that the 11cm mask might be a portrait of someone due to its unusual size.
The offering also contained eleven Tlaloc vessels, (dedicated to the God of Rain) most of them broken, placed in the middle of the whole deposit. Further objects include three pyrite discs, one with a 45 cm diameter and mounted on a slate slab – the largest ever recovered from Teotihuacan.


Source: Past Horizons | Comments (9)



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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by encouraged 10 years ago
Finally we get to hear what it was all about! Really nice finds. Thanks Melo!
Comment icon #2 Posted by Spectre1979 10 years ago
Cool, I want to read more now.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Mudbeed 10 years ago
Now we just need Jim Carrey to try the darned thing on..
Comment icon #4 Posted by reggie2011 10 years ago
cool
Comment icon #5 Posted by trick_or_truth 10 years ago
That is awesome. Always nice when something new is uncovered.
Comment icon #6 Posted by reggie2011 10 years ago
i wonder what that things worth..
Comment icon #7 Posted by Spectre1979 10 years ago
Now we just need Jim Carrey to try the darned thing on.. LOL well done
Comment icon #8 Posted by conspiracybeliever 10 years ago
That is so cool! This would be my dream job. Wouldn't that be a cool thing to do for the rest of your life?
Comment icon #9 Posted by Atlantia 10 years ago
Plenty of pyramids still to uncover in South America. Must be millions of artifacts waiting to be discovered.


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