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Secret tunnel found under Teotihuacan pyramid


Posted on Friday, 26 October, 2018 | Comment icon 8 comments

The new chamber may have been used for funeral rituals. Image Credit: PD - Gorgo
Archaeologists have discovered a tunnel and chamber hidden beneath the 2,000-year-old Pyramid of the Moon.
The ancient structure, which is situated in the Mesoamerican city of Teotihuacan in Mexico, was used for human sacrifice as well as to conduct ceremonies in honor of the Great Goddess of Teotihuacan.

The new tunnel and chamber were discovered during an electrical resistivity study of the structure by researchers from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) who had been working together with the Institute of Geophysics at the National Autonomous University (UNAM).

The tunnel's entrance was found back at the start of this month.

"The tunnel is towards the south of the Plaza de la Luna but it's probable that there is another entrance towards the eastern side," said Veronica Ortega, director of the Plaza de la Luna Conservation Project.

Archaeologists anticipate that the new chamber could contain humans remains as well as green stone artefacts much like those found within other parts of the pyramid back in the 1980s.

"What's found inside could help to unravel the relationships that this ancient metropolis had with other regions of Mesoamerica," said Ortega.

Source: Mexico Daily News | Comments (8)

Tags: Pyramid of the Moon, Teotihuacan

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by DieChecker on 26 October, 2018, 11:50
A secret tunnel that is now secret no more.... 
Comment icon #2 Posted by seanjo on 26 October, 2018, 14:09
Is it a "secret tunnel" or is it part of earlier buildings that were consequently built on?
Comment icon #3 Posted by Seti42 on 26 October, 2018, 15:34
I've always wanted to visit Teotihuacan. Need a lot more money for time off and international travel, though, lol. Plus, learning a little conversational Spanish might be a good idea...I live in New Mexico, so that last part shouldn't be too hard. I can already (almost) read Spanish...At least well enough for most labels, menus, signage, and food packaging.
Comment icon #4 Posted by PrisonerX on 29 October, 2018, 19:43
Nobody knows who built Teotihuacan. The Aztecs were just settlers of its ruins. 
Comment icon #5 Posted by Robotic Jew on 30 October, 2018, 13:36
I know who built it.
Comment icon #6 Posted by PrisonerX on 30 October, 2018, 23:15
Comment icon #7 Posted by Robotic Jew on 31 October, 2018, 11:59
 
Comment icon #8 Posted by Jon the frog on 1 November, 2018, 23:26
They need to give some course to people looking for some in the Great Pyramid of Giza...


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