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Liquid mercury found under Mexican pyramid

By T.K. Randall
April 26, 2015 · Comment icon 64 comments



Many mysteries surround Teotihuacan. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Carlitos Alonso Caballero Vallejo
Significant quantities of the metal have been found inside the Pyramid of the Feathered Serpent.
Discovered by Mexican researcher Sergio Gómez, the mercury was found within a chamber inside one of the pyramids of Teotihuacan, the world famous pre-Columbian ruins located in Central Mexico.

For years Gómez and his team had been working their way down through the bowels of the pyramid after its tunnels were unsealed in 2003. Dating back over 1,800 years, the ancient structure could still contain an undiscovered king’s tomb or ritual chamber that would help shed some light on how the ancient city was ruled.

Last year the team uncovered three chambers located 60ft below the pyramid and now with the discovery of liquid mercury they are hoping that a significant discovery could be close at hand.
While this dangerous metal would have had no practical application for the ancient Mesoamericans its reflective properties may have seen it used for symbolic or ritualistic purposes.

"Mirrors were considered a way to look into the supernatural world, they were a way to divine what might happen in the future," said Prof Annabeth Headreck of the University of Denver.

In this case the mercury may have represented an underworld river - a gateway to the afterlife.

If these indications of a burial chamber prove correct then it might not be long before Gómez and his team locate the ultimate prize buried deep down within the ancient tunnels of the pyramid.

Source: The Guardian | Comments (64)


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Comment icon #55 Posted by third_eye 8 years ago
Back in those days mercury is closely associated with all things gold and silver ~ if I'm not stretching my neck out too far ~ till this very day in some parts of the world
Comment icon #56 Posted by Shouldthisexist 8 years ago
Yes its part of the made up stories about them and some sort of mercury vortex engines or some such . AFAWK their is no validity to these channeled stories, no archaeological or technically evidence they ever existed. Here is the Wikipedia entry on the source of that. http://en.wikipedia....Änika_ShÄstra Our own Mr, Vergina Harte is an expert on this question and he should be along later to answer any questions you might have. Shhhh!!! You must not speak the dark lords name! Seriously though thanks for the link. I'm usually cautious with things Childress endorses especially when it deals with ... [More]
Comment icon #57 Posted by Harte 8 years ago
Yes its part of the made up stories about them and some sort of mercury vortex engines or some such . AFAWK their is no validity to these channeled stories, no archaeological or technically evidence they ever existed. Here is the Wikipedia entry on the source of that. http://en.wikipedia....Änika_ShÄstra Our own Mr, Vergina Harte is an expert on this question and he should be along later to answer any questions you might have. I'll chime in to correct you. The mercury claim is also found in actual Vedic literature, supposedly. In the Samarangana Sutradhara. From a blurb on the book jacket of a... [More]
Comment icon #58 Posted by Hanslune 8 years ago
I'll chime in to correct you. The mercury claim is also found in actual Vedic literature, supposedly. In the Samarangana Sutradhara. From a blurb on the book jacket of an English translation currently on sale here: I believe this is in there because I've seen similar statements - including the mercury thing - on several bookselling sites. I haven't read the thing because as far as I can tell, any English version available is too new to be in the public domain and so you can't get it for free online like many other Vedas. I ain't about to pay to confirm that there is or is not mention of mercur... [More]
Comment icon #59 Posted by Harte 8 years ago
You're not R. Cedric Leonard in real life, are you Hans? Harte
Comment icon #60 Posted by robinrenee 8 years ago
Ancient people believed mercury had magical properties. Ohhh yeah..... Just try to quit watching this....
Comment icon #61 Posted by Hanslune 8 years ago
You're not R. Cedric Leonard in real life, are you Hans? Harte I asked my cat and she definitely said no! I noted this in RCL's bio In 1975 the Morocco Exploration, sponsored by Europa House at the University of Illinois, took him on to Portugal, Spain, and Morocco (North Africa) where he was able to visit important archaeological sites, libraries, and museums which otherwise would have been unavailable to him. Enthusiasm for these travels was fired by his intense interest in identifying vestigial traces of Atlantean culture. 'identifying vestigial traces of Atlantean culture' I wonder how one... [More]
Comment icon #62 Posted by jaylemurph 8 years ago
I asked my cat and she definitely said no! I noted this in RCL's bio 'identifying vestigial traces of Atlantean culture' I wonder how one does that? Same way any other fringer "knows" something: they sense the ability to convince someone else to pay for the information. --Jaylemurph
Comment icon #63 Posted by Sir Wearer of Hats 8 years ago
I could be wrong about this but I vaguely recollect readings about the vimana stated that mercury was an important element in their operation. In so far as deuterium is used as a propulsion method in the USS enterprise, yes.
Comment icon #64 Posted by Hanslune 8 years ago
In so far as deuterium is used as a propulsion method in the USS enterprise, yes. A little know fact: Deuterium was not a physical element but the last name of Hugo Deuterium a huge alien gerbil like creature.


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