Archeologists discover tunnels and tombs under the ruins of Teotihuacan

August 5th, 2010 - 8:18 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

tunnel1 Teotihuacan, Aug 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Archeologists have announced that they have discovered a long sealed tunnel that was hidden under the ruins of Teotihuacan.

Inside the tunnel, archeologists say that there are several chambers that branch out into what may be the tombs of some of the ancient rulers of the city.

Archeologists have been exploring the remains of the Teotihuacan for at least a century. And archeologists believe if they discover a tomb, it will be very significant in their exploration of the ruins of Teotihuacan. The exploration of the tomb has been a mystery to archeologists all these years as they are trying to discover the social structure of the Teotihuacan.

Explorers have not yet discovered the any sign that depicts the ruler’s tomb in the Teotihuacan unlike other similar pre-Hispanic cultures at the region. “I think the tunnel was the central element, the main element around which the rest of the ceremonial center was built. This was the most sacred place,” according to archaeologist Sergio Gomez.

Archeologists began searching for the hidden tunnel in 2003 after the ground sank following a heavy rains. After several attempts, they say they have discovered the tunnel and they hope the tunnel will somehow lead to the tombs they have been searching for. Archeologists started digging for the tunnel in 2009 and they discovered the tunnel at 12 meters below the surface of the earth.

Scientists are still exploring the tomb.

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