Teotihuacan: new artifact-filled chambers revealed

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More than 50000 new pieces and artifacts. Some never seen before. Teotihuacan still holds many secrets and this new discovery will certainly reveal more.

In 2003, torrential rains exposed the mouth of a previously unknown tunnel near the Temple of the Feathered Serpent at Teotihuacan, Mexico.

Now, more than a decade later, researchers have reached the end of the 340’ (103m) tunnel that runs about 60’ below the Temple.

Finds from the tunnel include engraved conch shells, amber fragments, mirrors, greenstone statues, ear spools, seeds, worked stone, beads, bones of animals and humans, mysterious clay spheres coated with a yellow mineral that no one knows what function they had. Archeologists found over 50,000 pieces in all.

Teotihuacan is a world-famous archaeological site north of Mexico City, known for its massive pyramids, its precise layout, and the mystery surrounding its birth, its death, and a lot of what happened in between.

Adding to the mystery is the lack of any written records. It’s hard to imagine people designing and building such precise, massive structures without a written record, but none have appeared so far in the excavations in all these years.

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