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Hidden chambers found under Teotihuacan

November 3, 2014 | Comment icon 15 comments



The ancient city of Teotihuacan. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Carlitos Alonso Caballero Vallejo
Archaeologists excavating a subterranean tunnel below the ancient city have unearthed three new chambers.
Teotihuacan, a mysterious mountain city located in Mexico, has yielded little to explain its past and origins. Thought to date back around 2,000 years, the city was built by a people who did not have a textual writing system meaning that there are very few records of who they were or what their civilization might have been like.

Last year however archaeologists excavating a passageway below the Temple of the Feathered Serpent succeeded in unearthing two previously undiscovered chambers on either side of the tunnel.
The find helped to spur on further excavations at the site and this week researchers have revealed that a further three chambers have been found connected to the previous two.

The new rooms contain thousands of valuable artefacts including intricate carved statues and a carved wooden box filled with seashells. Experts believe that the site could also be home to a burial chamber containing the remains of someone who was of great importance to the people of the age.

"It's very exciting because it corroborates our hypothesis that this could be an offering for something more important that lies beneath," said excavation project director Sergio Gomez. "And the hypothesis is that there is a burial site but we won’t know for sure until next year."

Source: Scientific American | Comments (15)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #6 Posted by Aisling 8 years ago
Sounds delicious xD Though wait...if it was originally two new chambers, then they found three more...shouldn't it say they found five instead of three? Or maybe I can't count lol
Comment icon #7 Posted by maximusnow 8 years ago
I love it , now get back to work!
Comment icon #8 Posted by pallidin 8 years ago
Huh. Intriguing to be sure.
Comment icon #9 Posted by Calibeliever 8 years ago
I've visited this site several time now. It never gets old. Maybe time to start planning my next trip.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Nzo 8 years ago
I say it was the first man cave. Even back then men tried to escape all the constant nagging.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Ozfactor 8 years ago
Incredible , I would love to see the artefacts if they go on show , or travel !
Comment icon #12 Posted by sards 8 years ago
I say it was the first man cave. Even back then men tried to escape all the constant nagging. you wonder about the cartoons depicting a cave man with a club over his shoulder and dragging his woman by the hair behind him. Oh for the good old days
Comment icon #13 Posted by AphexTwin 8 years ago
you wonder about the cartoons depicting a cave man with a club over his shoulder and dragging his woman by the hair behind him. Oh for the good old days I do hope you are being facetious
Comment icon #14 Posted by AphexTwin 8 years ago
If anyone is interested in the spiritual aspects of Teotihuacan, just pick up a book by Don Miguel Ruiz and research Nagual practices. Cheers
Comment icon #15 Posted by qxcontinuum 8 years ago
i bet the wooden box was not filled with shells ;-)


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