Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Tunnel May Lead to Missing Teotihuacan Tombs

A long-sealed tunnel ~ believed to date back 1,800 years ~ has been found under the ruins of Teotihuacan and containing chambers that may hold tombs of the ancient city's early rulers. According to ABC News:
Experts say a tomb discovery would be significant because the social structure of Teotihuacan remains a mystery after nearly 100 years of archaeological exploration at the site, which is best known for the towering Pyramids of the Moon and the Sun. No depiction of a ruler, or the tomb of a monarch, has ever been found, setting the metropolis apart from other pre-Hispanic cultures that deified their rulers.
 Archaeologists had suspected the hidden tunnel’s existence following a heavy rainstorm in 2003 caused the ground to sink at the foot of the Temple of Quetzacoatl, in the central ceremonial area of the ruins just north of Mexico City.

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