Tunnel Discovered Under Temple in Teotihuacan

My favorite ancient city is Teotihuacan.  Mainly because I love to say its name.  Teotihuacan.  Pronounced Tayo-tee-wah-kahn. Say it a few times and you’ll be hooked.

Located in the central valley of Mexico, Teotihuacan was a religious and commercial center that reached its zenith in the years 300-600 AD.  It is the largest urban site ever discovered from ancient America.  The city is home to the largest pyramid structure in Mexico, The Temple of the Sun.  Other temples on the site include the Temple of the Moon, and its central feature, the Temple of Quetzalcoatl.  Down the center of the city runs the awe inspiring “Avenue of the Dead”.

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View of the Avenue of the Dead and the Pyramid of the Sun, from the Pyramid of the Moon

Recently, researchers of Mexico’s National University made an amazing discovery.  Beneath the Temple of the Snake, a tunnel has been uncovered that was apparently sealed off around 1,800 years ago.  Using radar technology, the team revealed this  “representation of the underworld,” in the words of archaeologist Sergio Gomez Chavez.

This discovery is ground breaking, because a “route of symbols” seems to lead through the tunnel to an amazing conclusion… funeral chambers which could hold the remains of the rulers of that Mesoamerican civilization.  Gomez says, “If confirmed, it will be one of the most important archaeological discoveries of the 21st century on a global scale.”

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