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Secret tunnel found under Teotihuacan pyramid

October 26, 2018 | Comment icon 7 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 (7)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by DieChecker 4 years ago
A secret tunnel that is now secret no more.... 
Comment icon #2 Posted by Seti42 4 years ago
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 #3 Posted by PrisonerX 4 years ago
Nobody knows who built Teotihuacan. The Aztecs were just settlers of its ruins. 
Comment icon #4 Posted by Robotic Jew 4 years ago
I know who built it.
Comment icon #5 Posted by PrisonerX 4 years ago
Comment icon #6 Posted by Robotic Jew 4 years ago
 
Comment icon #7 Posted by Jon the frog 4 years ago
They need to give some course to people looking for some in the Great Pyramid of Giza...


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