July 10, 2017

Tunnel to 'underworld' discovered beneath Mexican pyramid

An underground tunnel that archaeologists believe was meant to imitate the underworld has been found under a pyramid at Teotihuacan in Mexico, according to the rt.com.
Electrical scans taken at the ancient city revealed the extent of the mysterious tunnel.

''The finding confirms that Teotihuacans reproduced the same pattern of tunnels associated with their great monuments, whose function had to be the emulation of the underworld, '' archaeologist Veronica Ortega, who was involved in the discovery, said in a statement.

Hidden 10 meters (33 feet) beneath the ground, the tunnel extends from the Pyramid of the Moon, the second largest structure at the site, to the central square.

Located north of Mexico City, Teotihuacan (meaning 'the place where the gods were created') was estimated to have once held a population of over 125,000 people. Built between the first and seventh centuries, before being abandoned around 550 AD, human remains at the site indicate it was used for human sacrifices.


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